Mission of Brown's Chaplaincy

Pastoral Care

The Chaplains are available remotely, and in-person, by appointment and during Office Hours to provide counsel and support, and may be reached by e-mail or phone. They are also always available to care for the University community and may be contacted at any hour through Brown's Office of Public Safety, 401-863-3322. 

Bereavement Group for students meets weekly on Mondays at 7:30 pm in Page Robinison 411. Run by Chaplain of the University, Janet Cooper Nelson.

Check [email protected] for updates or changes to meeting times.

Prayer, Study, Meditation, and Worship

The nurture of the life of soul and spirit is at the center of our work. We extend a warm welcome to all members of the Brown family to participate in the on-campus gatherings for prayer, study, meditation, service and corporate worship. We are always eager to hear of new ideas and projects. The Brown community is also invited to use the Meditation Room, located in the room next to 410 Page-Robinson Hall—OCRL's main office. Click here to see a list of additional spaces for individual prayer or meditation across campus.

Gratitude Group for students meets weekly on Wednesdays at 5 pm in Page Robinson 411. Run by OCRL Associate Chaplain of the University for the Protestant Community, Rev. Delphain Demosthenes.

Religious Diversity, Literacy, and Engagement

Religious life at Brown is wide-ranging and accommodating for students of all faiths. The multifaith chaplaincy on campus works to ensure that all beliefs can find a home on campus. Manning Chapel, Brown-RISD Hillel, and the Brown Muslim Student Center represent some of the more established centers for religious services at Brown. In addition, there are frequent meetings of fellowship and spirituality groups throughout the campus.

To promote communication and understanding among all religious groups, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life sponsors a number of interfaith initiatives: