As part of the Division of Campus Life, 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 three facilities that serve the Brown community—the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center 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

Like the SAO and Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center's on Facebook or follow us on Instagram!


SAO Leadership Awards

The Student Activities Office Awards Program recognizes the accomplishments of student leadership in the context of recognized student organizations. Student leaders, advisors, organizations, and events may be nominated.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 12th in order to be considered. 

SAO Roundtables

Join us in our new discussion series where we hope to facilitate space for conversation about diversity and inclusion within student groups.

Spring Weekend Event Registration

Planning to have an event April 26th - 28th this spring? Review our Spring Weekend event and alcohol policy to make sure that your event meets our requirements.

SAO Guide to Financial Transactions

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

Thanks for attending Event Planning 101!

Need a refresher? Slides available here.

Party Manager Training

Party manager training is required annually - now available through Workday Learning!

Important Policies

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

Event Equipment Form 

Download and complete the form then email it to SAOEventSupport@brown.edu. 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.)