In response to recommendations from a university panel, Brown has announced it will immediately begin using trained investigators to look into allegations of sexual misconduct on campus.
The university said other changes include the assigning of a dean to any student involved in the campus hearing process, and a new website to provide resources on sexual assault.
Brown has been reviewing its policy for handling allegations of sexual assault after a student went public with her concerns about the process.
In announcing the changes, Brown reiterated its commitment to reducing the time it takes to complete the campus hearings and appeals, and to making the process less traumatic.
The university was included this week as one of 28 across the country participating in a national survey on sexual assault.
Brown has been cooperating with a federal investigation into allegations that the campus disciplinary process violated the rights of an alleged victim of sexual assault under Title IX.