Sarah Doyle Women's Center
The Sarah Doyle Women's Center, founded in 1975, was named in honor of the prominent Rhode Island educator, Sarah Doyle. The SDWC welcomes women and men who have interests in issues of gender and in issues that concern women in particular. The Center offers a variety of services and programs, as well as meeting space for university and community groups. The SDWC houses an art gallery, a darkroom, an extensive library and resource center, and a student lounge.
First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center (FliCenter)
The FLiCenter is a communal academic and social space for members of the Brown community who identify with the first-generation college and/or low-income student experience. By providing students, faculty, and staff with a dedicated space that affirms their intersectional identities, the FLiCenter aims to contribute to the endurance and success of the first-generation college and low-income communities at Brown. The Center aim to center the narratives of all people who identify with any aspect of this experience, including international, undocumented and DACA, transfer, and graduate and medical students.
The LGBTQ Center
The mission of the Brown University LGBTQ Center is to affirm the existence and development of LGBTQ individuals at Brown, and to support a strong and welcoming community among them and allies within the larger institution. The Center works to diminish the prejudice that limits the educational experience and safety of LGBTQ community members and others within the institution. The Center provides an open, diverse, and safe environment in which all members of the Brown community may explore sexual and gender identity issues and serves as a focal point for campus LGBTQ resources, services, and programs.
Gender Inclusive Bathroom List
Associate Provost and Director of Institutional Diversity
In 2003, President Ruth J. Simmons created the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) to provide leadership for the formulation and oversight of policies related to pluralism and equity, and initiate programs and practices that promote diversity, inclusion and fair treatment of all members of the community. The associate provost and director of institutional diversity leads the work in OID.The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) is part of the OID.
It provides services related to affirmative action; equal employment opportunity; sexual harassment awareness and prevention; faculty and staff employment disability management; and complaint resolution.
Brown Psychological Services provides Brown students with free, confidential, individual appointments.
Health Services is located in the Andrews House at 13 Brown Street, Providence, RI, on the corner of Brown and Charlesfield Streets. The office offers a variety of services including but not limited to physicals, birth control and gynecological care, STI and HIV screenings, immunization, dermatology services, and more.
Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life
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 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.