Reading and Finals Period Event Approval Policy

For Reading Period:

1) Regular student group meetings, practices and rehearsals, lectures, cultural events, and performances which do not have the potential to be disruptive to others will be scheduled as normal, at the discretion of the Scheduling Office.

2) Large scale concerts, parties and events with alcohol are not permitted during Reading Period.

For Finals Period: 

3) All events beyond small group meetings and study sessions, regardless of type or scale, occurring during Final Examination Period are not permitted. Requests for exceptions to this policy should be directed to the Director of the Student Activities Office.*

Party Manager Training

Party manager training is required annually. Complete Party Manager Training here!

Event Equipment Form

A new form has been created for students to request equipment for events from Facilities.

The new form should be filled out and e-mailed to the NEW SAO e-mail address: saoeventsupport@brown.edu.

Visual Identity Policy

University Communications has released a new policy regarding use of the Brown's Coat of Arms (crest/logo).

"To maintain the strong historic and symbolic elements it represents, the Coat of Arms should never be deconstructed or altered in any way ... Acceptable uses include full-color (gold, red, gray and white), two-color (red and white) and one-color variations." (p.6)

Students are expected to follow this policy with regard to student organization logos and promotional images, as well as all t-shirts and paraphenalia.

Read more about the policy here: Visual Identity Policy

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.

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 planning events.