Brandeis is committed to supporting the whole student. In addition to providing extensive academic resources, the University also ensures that a wide range of services is available outside the classroom.
Health and Safety
The Brandeis Health Center, operated by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, provides on-campus medical care. Services include the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions with specialty referral as needed, reproductive health, and orthopedics. In addition, the Health Center provides lab collection and on site testing, a prescription delivery program, vaccinations, and traveler’s medications during medical office hours.
The Brandeis Counseling Center provides counseling for students in times of stress, and encourages them to ask for help with their most immediate concerns. The staff is experienced in dealing with deeper developmental and psychological issues ranging from stress and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders. No concern is too large or too small to be met with respect and care. The counseling center maintains the strictest standards of privacy and confidentiality and serves as a resource to the Brandeis community.
The Department of Public Safety’s 24-member campus police force is responsible for campus-wide security and safety patrol, traffic control and enforcement and protective custody of university offices, classrooms and residence halls. The department places special emphasis on preventive and protective care for all members of the university community.
The Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo), a student volunteer organization that operates under the guidance of the director of public safety and the director of health services, serves the emergency first-aid needs of the Brandeis community. BEMCo operates 24 hours a day during the academic year.
Brandeis also is committed to creating a diverse community that embraces students with disabilities, including mobility, visual, hearing, medical, psychological or learning disabilities. While Brandeis offers no specific academic programs for individuals with disabilities, the university provides support and reasonable accommodations to all students who have need and are entitled to them.
The fundamental goal of services and support for students with disabilities is to empower those students and to create opportunities for greater independence and self-advocacy.
For more information, visit the Disabilities Services and Support website.