Services for Graduate Students

Accessibility 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

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