The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life

The Chaplains of the University are holding the Brown community in our prayers and remain fully available, even as we work remotely.  Brown community members may send requests for counsel, support, information or prayer by email to the Chaplain of the University: [email protected]

Contact any chaplain on our team by clicking here.

We are here for all students: 
—graduate students —all programs;
—medical students;
—those remaining on/near campus;
—those off campus within the US or internationally. 

The chaplains are also available for confidential support and assistance to all staff, faculty and alumni/ae. 

The following groups are meeting remotely:

Bereavement Group
Mondays from 7:30-9
Contact: [email protected]
Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 651 748 241
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Brown/RISD Catholic Community

Brown/RISD Hillel

Soul Food
Wednesday 5-6:30
Contact: [email protected] 

If you are experiencing a financial emergency, the Office of the Chaplains may be able to help.  Please see here for information on the The Emergency Funds, Curricular & Co-curricular Gap Funds ("e-Gap"). You can apply via the UFunds website. You are always welcome to reach out to a Chaplain for help navigating this process.

In urgent matters or at off-hours, please reach us through Brown’s Department of Public Safety: 401.863.3322


Our mission is to ensure that a diversity of beliefs have voice and vitality throughout the University community. This website will introduce you to our work, programs and religious life colleagues, as well as resources available to undergraduate, graduate, medical students, staff, faculty, and alumni/ae.





Nominations are now open for the 2020 Interfaith Leadership Award, the Manning Medal, and the Levi C. Adams Citation.

Nomination form and instructions are attached to this web page. Nominations are due by May 1.