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Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) (formerly Disability Support Services) coordinates and facilitates services for Students (including Graduate Students and Postdoctoral trainees), Faculty, Staff and Visitors with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities.

Students (including graduate students and postdoctoral trainees), faculty or staff members who may need accommodations or services due to a disability or medical condition should contact Student and Employee Accessibility Services to discuss their needs and begin the registration process. Disabilty-related requests for accommodations and services are evaluated individually, based on documentation and completion of the registration process.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, an individual with a disability is defined as a person who "has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities of such an individual; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having an impairment." Services for students, faculty and staff members with disabilities are provided by many offices of the University and are coordinated through SEAS.

The SEAS office is also available to meet with any student, faculty or staff member who may be wondering if they have a disability and seeking an evaluation or additional information to assist them.

Peer Mentoring Program for Students

The SEAS office has a Peer Mentoring Program for students. SEAS Peer Mentors are current students who are registered with SEAS and they can help you with your transition to Brown. A mentor can answer questions, help you navigate the accommodations process as well as the campus in general, introduce you to people, offer friendship and support, and share their personal experiences as a SEAS student at Brown. We suggest that Mentors and Mentees meet once per week in the beginning of the year and then you both can decide what works best for the both of you.  You can meet for lunch, coffee, take a walk, attend an event, or touch base via email. If you’d like to participate in this program, or would like to learn more about it, please let us know by emailing Stepahnie Vece at

Computing and Information Systems Help Desk and Computing Accounts Office have moved!

The CIS Help Desk and Computing Accounts Office will be relocating to 224 Thayer Street beginning Friday, August 13th. Please note that their new location has stairs and no elevator. If climbing stairs will be difficult or not possible for you, please contact them to discuss alternate support options. Contact information is listed below.

CIS Help Desk

CIS Computing Accounts Office

Recreation Fee Waiver

The recreation fee covers Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical students for access to all recreational and fitness facilities and entrance to athletic events.  It does not cover intramural team participation or physical education classes.  The Recreation Fee can be waived for students with disabilities or medical conditions that may prevent them from using these facilities. To request a waiver, contact the Student and Employee Accessibility Services office at 401-863-9588 or All other requests should be directed to the Office of Campus Life at 401-863-1600.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you and hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!


Catherine Axe             Stephanie Vece                       Jonathan Corey           Erin Karalekas
Director                       Assistant Director                   Coordinator                 SEAS Assistant.

Campus Accessibility Maps

Brown University has accessibility maps that provide information about naviagting the campus and accessing its facilities. The maps include information about paths of travel, lift locations, and accessible parking, among other things. These maps can be found on the Facilities Management Web site:

For specific information about accessibility or to request a universal lift key, please contact Student and Employee Accessibility Services, at 401-863-9588 (phone), 401-863-9588 (TTY), 401-863-1444 (fax), or (e-mail).