Brown University has implemented an emergency campus alert system that can contact thousands of individuals within minutes if there is an urgent situation or crisis.

During critical events, Brown University will use the BrownAlert System to deliver advisories and instructions to students, faculty, staff and others via cell phones, land lines, wireless PDA, text pager, email and other communication devices.

All student, faculty and staff Brown email addresses have been loaded on the system, as have phone numbers for all Brown-owned landlines and cell phones.

Brown students, faculty and staff can use their personal cell phone number to enable Brown to reach them in the event of an emergency. Personal cell phone numbers will only be used by authorized personnel for emergencies or official business.

Students: enter your cell phone number in Banner at the following URL:

Faculty and staff: enter your cell phone number in Workday at the following URL:

For more information on how to update your personal information in Workday please visit the HR website “how to” video at the following URL:

Emergency Contacts

Brown Public Safety: 401-863-4111 (4111 from any campus phone)

Providence Police, Fire, Medical: 911 or 401-272-1111

Providence Police (non-emergency): 401-272-3121