Discuss or Surface a Concern Off the Record

Off the record

If you are looking for a safe, informal place to discuss a matter or surface a concern confidentially, please feel free to email or call the Ombuds Office at ombuds@brown.edu, or at 401.863.6145 to make an appointment.

You may call outside of normal working hours and leave a message on voice mail, anonymously if you wish. If you don't want to leave your name or number, leave some times that might work for you and I will try and be in the office then. 


You might want to consider the following list of resources, check their websites and see which resource best fits your concerns. If you have concerns about confidentiality and privacy, please raise these concerns during your initial contact:

You can always get emergency help:

Dial 4111 if you are at Brown (the Brown campus emergency number).
The Police at Brown: 401.863.4111
Or check out: http://emergency.brown.edu/ if you are wondering if something unusual is happening on campus.

Student and Employee Accessibility Services: SEAS@brown.edu

 Environmental Health & Safety: http://brown.edu/Administration/EHS/

 Ethics and Compliance Reporting System (EARS): https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/25461/index.html

 Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/benefits/faculty-and-staff-assistance-program

 General Counsel: http://www.brown.edu/Administration/OGC/

 Graduate and Undergraduate Administrators in your department

 Human Resources: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/

 Internal Audit Service: http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Internal_Audit/

 Institutional Diversity: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/institutional-diversity/

 LGBTQ Center: http://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/lgbtq/

 Line Management relevant to the issue

 Police at Brown: http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Public_Safety/safety/

 Postdoc Resources: http://www.brown.edu/gradschool/postdocs

 Religious Counselors/Chaplains: http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Chaplains/

 Sexual Assault and Dating Violence (Brown Health Education): http://brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/sexual_assault_&_dating_violence/index.php

 Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence (Brown Student Services/Psychological Services): http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Psychological_Services/content/assault.html

 Student Life: http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Office_of_Student_Life/

 Student Mediation: Brown University Mediation Project (BUMP): http://students.brown.edu/BUMP/

 Student Support Services: http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Office_of_Student_Life/support_services/index.html

 Title IX Information:  http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/title-ix/

Women in Medicine and Science Office: http://biomed.brown.edu/owims/about

Sarah Doyle Women’s Center: http://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/sarah-doyle-center/