Chaplains and Religious Life


As a part of the Division of Campus Life, our chaplains and staff are here to help you navigate or connect to additional resources.

Confidential Support, Counseling, Sanctuary

Areas of grief, ethics, conflict, struggle and loss

We provide the same support with confidential counseling for staff and faculty as we do for the student body.

Addiction and Recovery
Brown University, local and national resources for substance use education, support and treatment including The Dean for Recovery and Substance Free Students.
Administrator on Call - 24/7 Support for Students
The Administrator on Call (AOC) is available to provide support to all Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in need of immediate assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The AOC is an on-campus staff member from the division of Campus Life who can provide students with immediate support and referrals and gather information for timely and coordinated follow-up. For AOC assistance, students should call (401) 863-3322 and request to be connected to the AOC.
BWell Health Promotion
Available virtually. Resources, text/chat info, peer health groups, sexual health, nutrition, stress reduction, and relaxation. BWell supports the development of skills for lifelong, holistic health and wellbeing for all Brown students by offering interventions that are both community- and evidence-informed, and rooted in social justice to empower growth and the ability to thrive, prevent health disparities, and respond to emergent needs.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Available to all students virtually, regardless of location including 24/7 phone consult for students (401-863-3476). Located at 450 Brook Street.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (401) 863-4111
Health Services
In-Person, Telehealth & 24/7 Nurse Advice, 401-863-3953. Located at 450 Brook Street.
Sexual Assault Response Line
A 24-hour, confidential telephone line for crisis response in an incident of sexual or interpersonal violence. 401-863-6000
SHARE Advocates (Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources & Education)
Available in-person & virtually. Confidential resources that provide support to any student from any part of the University (undergraduate, graduate, and medical students) affected by issues or experiences related to: Sexual Assault, Sexual and/or Gender-based Harassment, Domestic/Dating Violence, Relational Abuse, Stalking. Services include support for a survivor or the friends of a survivor, help filing a complaint (if that is the student's choice), and help navigating resources at Brown and in the community.
Sexual Misconduct and Title IX
This website provides updated information and support resources for the Brown University community around issues of sexual misconduct and Title IX. (401) 863-2386
Student Support Services (SSS)
Available in-person & virtually to assist students with a wide range of issues and concerns. Deans provide 24-hour crisis services for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students with personal or family emergencies, and are available by appointment to consult with individual students about their personal questions/concerns, thus allowing students to succeed and thrive in their academic pursuits. Learn more about helping a student in distress.
University Ombuds
The Ombuds Office supports faculty, staff, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral scholars who face issues or conflicts arising from or affecting their work, life, or study at Brown.

Life at Brown

Identity, academic support and wellbeing

Bear Market Food Exchange
Located outside of our offices on the 4th Floor of Page-Robinson building (across from Room 411). This small food pantry shelf is stocked by the OCRL, and students, faculty & staff who donate items. The Bear Market Pantry is open to any and all who are in need of something to eat. Re-stocking is based on use. If you would like to donate, you can drop off your donation in a bag or box, or simply add food to our shelves.
Brown Identity Centers
The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity offers a comprehensive list of campus resources for members of the Brown community invested in issues and questions of diversity and inclusion in the areas of teaching, learning and campus life.
Conflicts due to religious observance
In accordance with the University's non-discrimination policy and its Faculty Rules, instructors are expected to make reasonable accommodations for students who cannot take a quiz or exam, including final exams, on the scheduled date due to a religious observance.
E-Gap Funds
Available to help income-eligible students with navigating unique circumstances related to life, work, academics, curricular and co-curricular opportunities and to cover related financial gaps. The E-Gap funds application can be found on UFunds.
Housing and religious exemptions
Available to help income-eligible students with navigating unique circumstances related to life, work, academics, curricular and co-curricular opportunities and to cover related financial gaps.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
Available in-person & virtually to coordinate and facilitate services for students (including graduate students) and visitors with medical, physical, psychological, and learning disabilities. Page-Robinson, 5th Floor.