Staff Advisory Council (SAC)


The mission of the President’s Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is to facilitate active and direct communication between University staff and senior administration and to provide a forum for input and discussion of issues important to the staff and the University. It comprises a group of diverse staff from across various University offices and academic departments.

image of the seal for the presidents staff advisory councilWhat We Do

In support of its mission, SAC’s guiding principles are to:

  • Act as advisers to the president and senior administrators with the aim of creating a positive working environment for all University employees;
  • Provide staff input into Brown University’s decision‐making processes that directly affect staff;
  • Select staff members to serve on important institutional committees;
  • Provide input on policies and procedures which pertain to or impact staff and the University community;
  • Establish committees and ad hoc groups to develop activities that strive to continually improve communication and morale through special educational, recreational, informational, and community service events;
  • Create networking opportunities for staff across the University;
  • Encourage social responsibility and service to the University and the surrounding community;
  • Provide a supportive network to collaborate with the University in communicating and achieving its goals.


Serving on SAC provides meaningful opportunities for networking and professional development. We look for applicants who are dedicated, reliable, and able to participate in and support the Council's efforts in various ways: web page upkeep; newsletter preparation; minute taking; event planning; calendar and volunteer monitoring to name a few.