Reports and Policies

Brown University’s mission is “to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation.” Therefore it is incumbent upon the University to foster an atmosphere of trust and respect in order to meet the goals set forth in this mission statement.


Brown University is committed to creating and maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free of any form of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Discrimination and unlawful harassment are inimical to fostering such an atmosphere and cannot be tolerated in a community aspiring to achieve an open learning environment. Therefore the University has created guidelines that describe the community standards of conduct and guidelines and procedures for the resolution of grievances/complaints alleging violation of its discrimination and harassment.

Our Discrimination/Harassment and Grievance Policies are intended to provide a fair, prompt, and reliable mechanism for determining whether Brown University’s discrimination and harassment policy has been violated and, if so, to provide appropriate resolution.

Affirmative Action Plans

Our Affirmative Action Plans for Women and Minorities and our Plans for Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans establish the strategies through which we endeavor to sustain a culture that recognizes and values pluralism and difference. Data on employee/faculty utilization/availability statistics are available by request (please email for members of the Brown Community.