Brown University executed Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University (DIAP) in 2016. This strategic plan outlines concrete, achievable actions that must be taken to make the University more fully diverse and inclusive. Each academic and administrative unit, including the Warren Alpert Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, was required to establish their own plans that support the goals put forth in the DIAP.
Brown's Office of Institutional Diversity provides leadership for the formulation and oversight of policies related to pluralism and equity, and initiates programs and practices that promote diversity, inclusion, and fair treatment of all members of the community. More specifically, Brown University directs multiple recruitment strategies toward the goal of achieving greater diversity among its faculty and students. Within the Medical School, the Dean of Biology and Medicine, Associate Dean for Diversity, and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior are partners in this enterprise.The Division of Biology and Medicine's Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) focuses on: 1) coordinating recruitment efforts of individuals from underrepresented minority groups; 2) providing academic, personal, and professional career development and social support to these students, faculty, and trainees; and 3) collaborating across the university to offer culturally educational curricula.