Student Accessibility Services


SAS & the Brown community collaborate to provide equitable access to campus programs and services.

Campus Access Advisory Committee (CAAC)

A committee made up of administrators, faculty, and students that is charged to review general issues of disability and make recommendations for the continuing education and awareness regarding these issues in the Brown community. Contact SAS at 401-863-9588 or by email at if you concerns or questions you want posed to the CAAC.

Center for Career Exploration 

The Brown Center for Career Exploration supports students and recent graduates as they chart their own pathways toward rewarding, meaningful careers. By facilitating personal reflection, connections within and beyond the Brown community, and exploration of many professional pathways, the Center helps students and recent graduates achieve their career ambitions.

Community Outreach (Swearer Center)

Community Outreach (Swearer Center) is an umbrella organization for volunteer activities in the Rhode Island community. It provides opportunities for working with people with disabilities. For more information, call 863-3676.

Computer Education

Computer Education provides free computer training to Brown University students, staff, and faculty. The duration of most classes is 90 minutes and take place from Tuesday through Thursday. Located in the CIS building.

The College (Academic Advising and Support)

The College offers support for all undergraduate students in matters that are primarily academic. Deans hold open hours each day at the main office located in University Hall. For more information, call 401-863-9800.Health Education

Health Education offers residence hall workshops, individual appointments, phone consultations, peer education and reading materials. Located in the Health and Wellness Building. For more information, call 863-2794.

LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ Center, established at Brown in 2004, provides a comprehensive range of education/training, cultural, social and educational programming, support services and advocacy services to the entire Brown Community.  The Center works to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large. For more information visit room 321 in the Stephen Robert Campus Center or call 401-863-3062.


Brown University has seven libraries providing information and research sources to the Brown community including the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, the Sciences Library, the Orwig Music Library, the Art Slide Library, the John Hay Library, the Demography Library, and the Annmary Brown Memorial Library, as well as an off-site collections storage and an affiliated library, the John Carter Brown Library.

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED)

Which includes Title IX and ADA coordinator and discrimination complaints. OIED Office.

Sarah Doyle Women's Center

The Sarah Doyle Women’s Center (SDWC) seeks to provide a comfortable, yet challenging place for students, faculty, and staff to examine the multitude of issues around gender. The SDWC offers programs and services for all members of the Brown community, and is a site for research into and exploration of gender issues that extend into and beyond the classroom. The Center has meeting space and houses an art gallery, darkroom, library, resource center, and lounge area. For more information, call 401-863-3402.

Student Support Services

Student Suport Services staff is available to assist students with a wide-range of issues and concerns that might arise during their time at Brown. The Student Support Services 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.

Swearer Center for Public Service

The Swearer Center for Public Service is founded on the belief that "service is a central concern of a liberal education." It sponsors community-based programs and partnerships, provides tools, resources and advice for doing community service work, as well as information on listings of related courses, funding resources and career opportunities for the socially conscious. For more information, call 401-463-2338.

University Ombudsperson

The University Ombudsperson, provides graduate students, medical students, postdocs, faculty and staff an informal, off the record place to bring any issues related to life at Brown. Please call (401)863-6145 or email

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides writing assistance for all members of the Brown community. Staffed by graduate students from a variety of disciplines who are experienced in writing and teaching and undergo ongoing training. Associates are prepared to review a variety of types of writing and to discuss your specific writing concerns. Individual conferences are available, as well as workshop sessions. Walk-in hours are available, but appointments in advance are preferable. For more information, please call 863-3524.

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