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 Program 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

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

SAO Available Remotely

The Student Activities Office staff are working remotely. We will be responding to phone calls and emails during our normal business hours, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday, and will be available to meet virtually with students for the remainder of the semester. Please call 401-863-2341, email [email protected] or connect with your SAO advisor directly for assistance.

Visit covid.brown.edu for updates from Brown University on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 Spring Events Cancelled

As of Thursday, March 12th all student-organized events, and in-person gatherings (including but not limited to meetings, rehearsals, practices, performances, dinners, etc.) are cancelled, effective for the duration of the spring 2020 semester.

Quick Access: Resources

Important Policies

Be sure to review our policies as your group plans events throughout the year.

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!

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.)

Party Manager Training

Party Manager Training is required annually for any students working socials or parties on behalf of their group. It is now available as a Google sites & Google quiz!

SAO Reservation Form

Use this form to reserve a folding table, cashbox, etc. from the Student Activities Office.