Services for Graduate Students

Your key connection to accommodations and support is through Student Accessibility Support. Please contact our office for support.

Disability Services on Campus

Brandeis University welcomes all qualified individuals as students, faculty, or staff members and represents a diverse body. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with appropriately documented physical, learning, or psychological disabilities. A student is considered to have a disability if:

Disclosing a disability and requesting accommodations are personal decisions. Brandeis does not require a student to disclose the existence of a disability, but students who wish to request accommodations must do so. A "reasonable accommodation" is defined as any change in the work or educational environment that will allow students with a documented disability to perform the essential functions. All accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. Students, faculty, and staff must follow well-established procedures to obtain accommodations.

Each of the graduate schools within Brandeis University has a disabilities coordinator who is situated within the network of student services staff, advisers and faculty for that school. Students are encouraged to make contact with the appropriate disabilities coordinator:

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Jessica Basile
basile@brandeis.edu
781-736-3547

Heller School of Social Policy and Management

Ravi Lakshmikanthan
kanthan@brandeis.edu
781-736-2753

Brandeis International Business School

Kate Goldfield
goldfiel@brandeis.edu
781-736-2260

Rabb Summer School and Continuing Studies

Gwenn Smaxwill
smaxwill@brandeis.edu
781-736-3424

Assistive Technology

Adam Lipkin
Library and Technology Services
alipkin@brandeis.edu
781-736-4795

Grievance or Appeals Procedure

To initiate a grievance or appeals procedure, the student sends a letter naming the decision s/he wishes to appeal to:

Disability Appeals Process
Student Accessibility Support
Usdan 130, MS 001
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
access@brandeis.edu
781-736-2003 fax