Approximately 11 percent of the Brandeis undergraduate population disclose a documented disability. This is on a par with numbers reported at college campuses across the country. The Brandeis community includes students with mobility, visual, hearing, medical, psychological and learning disabilities. We appreciate that all people have strengths and vulnerabilities — and we want to support our students' achievement and growth.

Accessing Support

If you are a student with a disability, you will be able to access specific support and accommodations through Student Accessibility Support, within the Office of Academic Services. Our team will make it easy for you to tap into the rich network of resources, advising, tutoring and programming that are available to all Brandeis students. Additionally, you will be known in a holistic sense, through meetings, relationships and activities — and not solely by your disability.

Director Beth Rodgers-Kay and Disabilities Specialist Rage Hezekiah oversee and protect students' legally mandated accommodation and, more importantly, will support you in taking responsibility for your own academic careers, learn about yourself and your peers, and appreciate and explore your considerable abilities. The fundamental goal of services and support for students with disabilities is to empower students and to create opportunities for greater independence and self-advocacy.

Making the Most of the Brandeis Experience

To make the most of your strengths, your needs and the resources available through Student Accessibility Support: