Division of Campus Life

Equity Compliance and Reporting

Brown University is committed to fostering a campus community free from discrimination and harassment, where everyone has access to equal opportunities, and where we advance equity by eliminating barriers and creating an environment where individuals have the opportunity to succeed on the basis of their qualifications and performance regardless of their background, inherent characteristics or identities.

Brown’s Commitments

Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin – including actual or perceived shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics or citizenship or residency in a country with a dominant religion or distinct religious identity – disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste which is protected under University policy. Brown also prohibits all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

The Office of Equity Compliance and Reporting in the Division of Campus Life serves students, faculty and staff by ensuring compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and supporting those who report incidents of discrimination or harassment.
Brown University is committed to maintaining a strong educational, working and living environment, and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Brown University provides equal opportunity to individuals of all abilities and prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on a person’s disability in the administration of its policies, programs and activities.
Brown University’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy campus environment requires addressing all forms of sexual harassment and violence and gender-based misconduct, implementing prevention efforts, and providing support and resources for those who experience it.
Brown takes all reports of bias, discrimination and harassment seriously. The University is committed to making the process for reporting incidents easy to navigate and has developed procedures to provide fair, prompt, and consistent mechanisms for the resolution of complaints.