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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Sexual violence and other forms of gender-based harassment can leave one feeling a mixture of emotions including fear, confusion, shame, and doubt. Brown encourages community members to seek help when navigating these experiences.  Help is available free of charge and does not require someone to submit a formal complaint or use a University Complaint Procedure. 

Below is a list of resources available to faculty, staff, and students.  Please note many of the offices listed below are mandatory reporters who must report all disclosures or knowledge of alleged prohibited conduct to the Title IX Program Officer unless noted as a confidential resource. Offices with an * denotes a resource exempt from mandated reporting to the Title IX Office.  

HELPING A FRIEND: BWell Health Promotion provides a list of resources and strategies for helping a friend who has experienced sexual violence or sexual and gender-based harassment.  Those tips can be found here.

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH NEEDS

Sexual Assault Response Line * (Students)
(401) 863-6000
A 24-hour, confidential telephone line for crisis response in an incident of sexual or interpersonal violence.

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) * (Students)
(401) 863-3476
512 Page-Robinson
69 Brown Street
Emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Brown Emergency Medical Services (EMS) *
(401) 863-4111
Emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

University Health Services * 
(401) 863-3953
13 Brown Street
Confidential medical care, testing, and treatment. Emergency contraceptive pills and treatment for sexually transmitted infections are available.  Resources and information about time-sensitive medical decisions (such as evidence collection, emergency contraception, and drug screenings) are listed here

Brown Department of Public Safety
(401) 863-4111 (emergency response) 
Emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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GENERALIZED SUPPORT
The following offices can work with you to implement a variety of support measures to ensure access to the programs and activities at Brown.  Support measures can include academic accommodations, housing changes, leaves of absence, or assistance in navigating other campus resources such as financial aid, job-related support, and/or immigration needs.

Title IX and Gender Equity Office (Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Staff, and Students)
(401) 863-2386 or (401) 863-5140
004 Horace Mann House  
47 George Street
[email protected]  

Deans of the College 
(401-863-8900)
[email protected]
Academic Support: https://www.brown.edu/academics/college/support/

Faculty Staff Assistance Program (Faculty and Staff)
https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/benefits/health-and-wellbeing/facultystaff-assistance-program 

Graduate School (Graduate Students)
Associate Dean of Student Support  
(401) 863-1802
Horace Mann House, room 101 
47 George Street 

Medical School (Medical Students)
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Warren Alpert Medical School building
222 Richmond Street, room 203
[email protected] 

SHARE Advocates *  (All Students)
(401) 863-2794
Andrews House
13 Brown Street
[email protected] 

Student Support Service (All Students)
(401) 863-3145
Graduate Center E 
42 Charlesfield St., 4th Floor
https://www.brown.edu/offices/student-support/student-support-services

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NO-CONTACT ORDER
A No-Contact Order is a non-disciplinary mandate to refrain from any direct or indirect contact with another member of the Brown community.  No-Contact Orders apply to the parties involved equally.

Title IX and Gender Equity Office (Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Staff, and Students)(401) 863-2386
004 Horace Mann House  
47 George Street
[email protected]
The Title IX Office can implement a no-contact order between current and active members of the Brown University community.

Student Conduct and Community Standards (All Students)
(401) 863-3145
Graduate Center E
42 Charlesfield St., 4th Floor
[email protected]
The office of Student Conduct and Community Standards can implement No-Contact Orders between students for matters that do not involve sexual and gender-based harassment or sexual violence.

Department of Public Safety (Faculty, Staff, and Students)
Emergency Line: (401) 863-4111
Non-Emergency: (401 )863-3322
75 Charlesfield Street
The Department of Public Safety can issue a campus trespass order or assist students in obtaining a Court mandated restraining order.

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REPORTING
The University encourages the community to report incidents of sexual and gender-based harassment and sexual violence to Brown’s Title IX Program Officer. The Title IX Program Officer is the Title IX Coordinator for Brown and oversees the University’s response to these reports. The Title IX Program Officer is available to talk through the incident and available support, intervention, and disciplinary options available.  Submitting a report *does not* obligate the reporting party to submit a formal complaint or engage in a campus complaint resolution process.

Title IX and Gender Equity Office (Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Staff, Students, and Visitors)
(401) 863-2386 or (401) 863-5140
004 Horace Mann House  
47 George Street
[email protected] 
Online Reporting Form: https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/title-ix/online-reporting 

Reports that involve an imminent safety risk should go to the:
Department of Public Safety
75 Charles Street
Emergency Line (401) 863-4111

ANONYMOUS REPORTING
Title IX and Gender Equity Office (Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Staff, Students, and Visitors)
Sexual Violence and Gender-based Harassment Incident Reporting form https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/title-ix/online-reporting 

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CAMPUS ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS
The Title IX Office oversees the informal and formal complaint procedures to hold a current member of the Brown community accountable to the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship, and Interpersonal Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation. These complaint procedures are available to faculty, staff, and students. Applicants, visitors, guests, and alumni should contact the Title IX Program Officer to discuss accountability options available to them.

Title IX and Gender Equity Office (Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Staff, Students, and Visitors)
(401) 863-2386
004 Horace Mann House  
47 George Street
[email protected]

For more information about the Policy and Complaint Procedure adjudicated by the Title IX and Gender Equity Office, click here


ALTERNATIVES TO CAMPUS DISCIPLINARY PROCESSES
The resources noted below provide campus-based alternatives to the informal and formal complaint procedures adjudicated through the Title IX Office.  The offices and processes below do not impose discipline associated with Prohibited Conduct associated with the Title IX or Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy. Participation in an alternative resolution process is voluntary for all involved and does not prevent a complainant from submitting a formal complaint with the Title IX Office. Contact the resources below for information on confidentiality and privacy within their process.

Transformative Justice Initiative * (All Students)
The Transformative Justice initiative at Brown offers several different types of support in order to build the capacity of individuals and communities to respond to harm in transformative and non-punitive ways.
https://cdp.brown.edu/programs/transformative-justice/what-we-offer

Restorative Justice (All Students)
Restorative Justice is a concept and process that focuses on bringing responsible parties and harmed parties together in a facilitated dialogue about incidents that have caused harm.
401-863-3145.
https://www.brown.edu/offices/student-conduct/about/initiatives-resources/restorative-justice 

University Ombudsperson * (Faculty, Staff, Postdoctoral Scholars, Graduate, and Medical students)
The Ombuds Office provides confidential, neutral, independent and informal assistance to faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students and medical students who have concerns arising from or affecting their life at Brown.  The office is a source of support for those who want to develop options for addressing a particular concern or who may wish to consider learning how to deal with issues on their own.
(401) 863-6145
[email protected] 
https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/ombudsperson/ 

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LOCAL AND NATIONAL RESOURCES
Brown University also strongly encourages anyone who becomes aware of an alleged incident of Prohibited Conduct which may constitute a violation of Rhode Island State Law to report the incident to local law enforcement and will provide support, resources, and assistance to those who do so.

Providence Police Department
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (401) 272-3121

Day One (The Sexual Assault & Trauma Center)
Helpline: 1-800-494-8100
https://www.dayoneri.org/

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Emergency Helpline: (800) 494-8100
(401) 467-9940

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
(800) 656-4673
Chat Hotline: Online.rainn.org

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