WHERE TO START?
It's okay to ask for help. At Brown, we care about the whole you and work with you to support your success. Begin with some of the resources listed below. For resources marked "confidential," please see the definition below.
If you are not sure where to go or are not sure what your question is, you can start with one of the Graduate School deans or one of the Support Deans in the Office of Student Life.
Your academic progress and/or milestones?
Contact your Department/Division or Program, Director of Graduate Studies, Advisors or Chairs.
Your academic concerns, advocacy help or fellowships?
The Graduate School's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs is the primary contact, but you can begin the conversation with any dean at the Graduate School. The Academic Affairs Manager and Academic Affairs Specialist are additional resources. See the Dean's & Staff page for contact details.
Your academic funding?
See our Financing & Support webpage, speak with a dean or the Office of Financial Aid. For questions about advanced funding in the humanities and social science, the Associate Dean of Student Development is the primary contact.
Diversity and inclusion, campus climate, mentoring or avenues for recourse?
Your professional development?
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Making an appointment or seeking confidential advice on mental health and physical health or wellness?
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Seeking confidential counsel or support?
Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life
Seeking confidential help for sexual violence or abuse?
Graduate School Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Health or wellness resources or a consultation?
B’ Well Health Promotion
I am experiencing food insecurity and seeking assistance.
Fitness and recreation?
Athletics and Physical Education
A personal, medical or family matter?
Make an appointment with the Graduate School Dean of Student Support to discuss concerns and academic implications. Email: [email protected].
For evening or weekend emergencies: call Public Safety (401-863-3322) and ask to speak to the Administrator on Call.
Emergency funding, short-term loan, or food insecurity?
Apply for emergency funds or short-term loan through UFunds or meet with the Associate Dean of Student Support or the Operations and Enrollment Management Specialist.
Issues arising from life at Brown?
Disability services or support for accommodations, medical conditions or temporary injuries?
Didn’t find your question? Reach out to one of the Graduate School deans or one of the Support Deans in the Office of Student Life to start a conversation. Or see Who to Ask for additional questions and contacts.
Confidential: “Confidential” means that the designated office or campus professionals can maintain the confidentiality of a complainant’s disclosures. They cannot reveal identifiable information shared by an individual to any other person without express permission of the individual, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.