Sexual Assault, Harassment, Relationship Violence

Brown University takes issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual assault and abuse very seriously and has developed comprehensive services and policies to provide support for students and to keep the University community safe.

  • The Office of Health Promotion website provides  information about sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, and stalking -- including how to help a friend, and lists of resources on campus and in the community. 
  • The Office of Student Life provides crisis services 24 hours a day for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students who may be dealing with personal or family emergencies.  See Emergency Contacts.
  • Information about support services for students who have had an incident of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking is available from the Office of Student Life.
  • A compilation of information about policies and resources is available on the website of the Office of Institutional Diversity.

Liza Cariaga-Lo, Associate Provost for Academic Development and Diversity, is the University's overall Title IX Coordinator. Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio, Associate Dean for Student Life, is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for matters involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking by students.

Sexual Assault

Resources for Brown students include:

Sexual Harassment

The University's Discrimination/Harassment Policy and Grievance Procedures are intended to provide a fair, prompt, and reliable mechanism for determining whether Brown University’s discrimination and harassment policy has been violated and, if so, to provide appropriate resolution.

Students may contact:

Associate Provost Liza Carriaga-Lo
Office of Institutional Diversity
Alleged harassment by faculty or staff
Dean Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio
Office of Student Life
Alleged harassment by a student

Relationship Violence

Resources for Brown students include:

  • Office of Health Promotion website;
  • Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy at (401) 863-2794  whose confidential services for students affected by sexual violence and abuse in a relationship include support for a survivor or friends of a survivor, and help exploring options to address the incident;
  • Brown Public Safety at (401) 863-4111 for emergency response and crime reporting; and
  • The Office of Student Life online or at (401) 863-3145 for filing a complaint about student conduct, and for information about support services for students who have had an incident of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Student Conduct System

The Code of Student Conduct with respect to non-academic behavior is managed through the Office of Student Life.  Students may file a complaint about student conduct on line or by visiting the office in Graduate Center Tower E.

Students can receive immediate support and resource information. A Student Life dean is available each day for conversations with students -- during the daytime, call (401) 863-3145 or walk into the office on the 4th floor of Grad Center E; for crisis support evenings and weekends, call (401) 863-3322 to be connected with the Administrator-on-Call.