As part of the Division of Campus Life, the Student Activities Office leads campus efforts to support 500+ student groups. We co-coordinate undergraduate Orientation with the Dean of the College and support the Brown Outdoor Leadership Training (BOLT)Brown Student AgenciesLiber Brunensis (Brown's Yearbook) and Greek and Program House engagement.

In addition, the office provides oversight and coordination for three facilities that serve the Brown community —the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Greek and Progam Houses, and both T.F. Green Hall and Alumnae Hall auditorium for student performing arts.


Our student group hub and student group database. To find out more click the link above.

Social Media

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BearSync will be undergoing a major update and will be offline from July 22 to mid-August.

Event Planning 101

The purpose of the Event Planning 101 meeting is to introduce both campus partners and best practices for event planning to students transitioning into student group leadership roles at Brown. Four meetings are held in the beginning of the semester. In order for your group to remain active on campus at least one group representative must attend one of the four meetings. No registration is necessary! Just come to a meeting and check in at one of the tables. FREE PIZZA AT ALL FOUR MEETINGS!

Meeting Date Time Location
Meeting 1 Mon, Sept 9 12 - 1 PM Kasper Multipurpose Room, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center
Meeting 2 Mon, Sept 9 4:30 - 5:30 PM Kasper Multipurpose Room, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center
Meeting 3 Thurs, Sept 12 12 - 1 PM Kasper Multipurpose Room, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center
Meeting 4 Thurs, Sept 12 4:30 - 5:30 PM Kasper Multipurpose Room, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

Mandatory Fall Roll Call

Every year the Student Activities Office (SAO) requires all student organizations to update their portal on BearSync in order to remain an active organization on campus. Mandatory Fall Roll Call begins Monday, September 9, 2019 and must be completed by Sunday, September 22nd!

Important Policies

Be sure to review our policies as your group begins planning events for the year.

Quick Access: Resources

SAO Guide to Financial Transactions

A Google site containing everything you need to know about transactions for your student group - includes our new online reimbursement process!

Party Manager Training

Party manager training is required annually. It is currently available on Workday Learning, but will be moving to a Google Quiz soon - stay tuned!

Event Equipment Form 

Download and complete the form then email it to [email protected]. Staff from SAO will work with you to update and finalize your estimate. (If you have any trouble downloading the spreadsheet, you may access the link from this page.)