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.

Sexual Assault

Resources for Brown students include:

  • Sexual Assault Response Line at (401) 863-6000, offered through Psychological Services, for confidential crisis support, information, or hospital accompaniment;
  • 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 assistance exploring options to address an 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.

Sexual Harassment / Discrimination

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Brown University has designated the following officials to serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinators and is responsible for monitoring University practices and procedures relating to Brown University’scompliance with Title IX. Liza Cariaga-Lo, Associate Provost for Academic Development and Diversity, is the University’s overall Title IX coordinator. Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio, Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct, is a Title IX coordinator for matters involving instances of sex discrimination, sexual harassment,and sexual misconduct by students. Vice President for Campus Life & Student Services Margaret Klawunn is a Title IX coordinator responsible for overseeing the Department of Athletics compliance with Title IX.

You may contact:

Associate Provost Liza Carriaga-Lo
Office of Institutional Diversity
Matters involving sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, or sexual misconduct by faculty or staff
Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio
Office of Student Life
Matters involving sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, or sexual misconduct by a student

Relationship Violence and Stalking

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 Grad 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.