As part of the Division of Campus Life and Student Services, the Student Activities Office leads campus efforts to support  400+ student groups. We co-coordinate undergraduate Orientation with the Dean of the College and support the Brown Outdoor Leadership Training (BOLT), Brown Student Agencies, and Liber Brunensis (Brown's Yearbook).

In addition, the office provides oversight and coordination for two facilities that serve the Brown community—the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center and T.F. Green Hall for Student Performing Arts.


All student groups planning to hold any events over Spring Weekend (April 15th-April 17th) must submit their event registrations by 12:00pm on Friday, March 11th. For more detailed information on how and where to submit your registration as well as policy information click here.

Party Manager Training is now required annually. If you have completed it in the past, you will need to do so again this academic year. However, it is now online! Click here to complete it.

  • Note: If the training does not load, it is likely due to a pop-up blocked in your browser.
  • Also note: The training contains information on sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention.  If you may be triggered by this aspect of the training, please contact the SAO prior to the training and we can provide more information and discuss options with you.

BearSync is our student group portal. It includes a roster of our 400+ recognized student groups on campus and their profiles. To find out more click here.

Like the SAO's Facebook page for updates on registration, party training, and campus events.

Remember to review important policies as your group begins to plan activities:  

Event Registration

Political Activities