For Faculty & Staff

Helping Students in Distress

If you are worried about a Brown student, or need assistance or consultation with a difficult and urgent situation, please contact a dean or administrator at the numbers listed below; they will be happy to talk with you. You may also find helpful the information on the Brown Health Education website that has been written to assist students in helping their friends.

Deans & Administrators

Please call the deans and administrators who are available to discuss concerns you may have about a student's academic, personal or community life at Brown. 

Academic issues
Undergraduates           Dean of the College   (401) 863-9800
Graduate students       Dean of the Graduate School   (401) 863-2600 
Medical students          Dean of Medicine    (401) 863-3330

Non-academic issues
Office of Student Life                 (401) 863-3145 daytime
Administrator on Call                (401) 863-3322 emergencies after hours*
Sexual Assault Response Line (401) 863-6000 available 24/7**

  • *For assistance with emergencies at night or on weekends (e.g., a student's immediate safety or threat to others, missing student, death in the family), or during University Breaks, Brown Public Safety can connect you with the Administrator on Call.
  • Support provided for undergraduate, graduate and medical students. 
  • You may talk with -- or send a student to meet with -- deans in the Office of Student Life during daytime work hours.
  • **Available through the sexual assault response line, a sexual assault crisis counselor gives information and support in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault, and is available to accompany a student to the hospital, as needed.
  • See also Emergency Contacts.