Campus Resources and Offices

Important Sources for Information and Support

Brandeis Pluralism Alliance

The Brandeis Pluralism Alliance (BPA) has established a grants program for student or faculty initiated projects that address issues of identity, pluralism and unity. The general goals of the Brandeis Pluralism Alliance are to create opportunities for a large cross-section of students to question identity and community at a deeper level, and to reach a more thoughtful and enduring understanding of these issues; to create alliances among different campus groups addressing issues of pluralism and unity; to foster networking, communication and coalition building; and to provide funds for creative new pluralism and unity programming involving students and faculty.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty Learning Communities are true to their name – they offer faculty a place to discuss common challenges with colleagues from across campus. These ongoing conversations create communities of peers who explore ideas about teaching and learning relevant to their classrooms. You are welcome to join one of these communities or stop in as your schedule permits. Current communities include:  diversity and inclusion; heritage language pedagogy; the challenges and opportunities of large classes; new faculty; scholarship of teaching and learning; and teaching international students.

Disabilities Services and Support

Approximately ten 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.  The Office of Disabilities Services and Support serves undergraduates, and each graduate school has a staff person who works to support graduate students with documented disabilities.

Diversity at Heller

At the Heller School, we believe that diversity and inclusion play a critical role in helping us achieve excellence in our research initiatives, academic programs, policies and community relationships. As part of Heller's mission to drive positive social change, we seek to foster a safe and inclusive environment where community members respect and value the perspectives and contributions of all others. We strive to cultivate an environment that champions diversity, equity and inclusion in multiple dimensions, including pedagogy and curriculum, research, faculty development and systems review of our policies and procedures. No matter how much progress we make, our efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive society will always be evolving.

The Gender and Sexuality Center

The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide resources, positive visibility, an affirming space, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, same gender loving, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students, staff, and faculty at Brandeis University. Through education, community building, and programming for the entire university community, all are encouraged to participate in creating and maintaining an inclusive environment.

International Business School Cultural Diversity

Brandeis IBS is diverse to its core. With more than 400 students from over 60 countries, there are many different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives present on campus every day. By teaching rigorous business, finance and economics, connecting students to best practices and immersing them in international experiences, Brandeis IBS prepares students from around the globe to become principled professionals in companies and public institutions worldwide.

Intercultural Center

The ICC serves as an umbrella organization for sixteen student organizations:  including AHORA! Hispanic & Latino/a Student Association BAASA Brandies Asian-American Student Association, BASO Brandeis African Student Organization, BBSO Brandeis Black Student Organization, BC3 Brandeis Chinese Cultural Connection, BIEI Brandeis Immigration Education Initiative, CCC Caribbean ConneXion, I-Club International Club, JSA Japanese Student Association, KSA Korean Student Association, SACNAS Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, SASA South Asian Student Association, SEAC South East Asia Club, TSA Taiwanese Student Association, Triskelion Brandeis University's LGBTQ/Queer Alliance, and WOCA Women of Color Alliance.

International Students and Scholars Office

The ISSO determines visa eligibility and prepares and issues the visa documents needed for non-immigrant students, scholars and their dependents to obtain visas in order to come to Brandeis University to study, teach and/or conduct research. The ISSO offers programs which aim to enhance the American educational experience for our international students and scholars.  The office also offers programs aimed at helping the campus community benefit from the presence of people from diverse cultures.

Office of Prevention Services

The Office of Prevention Services coordinates sexual assault and power-based violence prevention efforts in the campus community; serves as an advocate for student survivors; provides confidential support services to survivors; acts as a liaison to student organizations working on sexual violence prevention and intervention; and coordinates with campus partners to ensure that University policies and practices effectively identify, prevent, and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence/partner abuse, dating violence, and stalking.

The Multifaith Chaplaincy

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, which includes the Multifaith Chaplaincy, Sacred Places on campus, and rich faith communities, is here to support, uplift and nourish our community. There are more than 20 student groups focusing on religion and spirituality. Faculty teach about a range of religious traditions in courses through a broad span of departments and programs. Chaplains and advisers from a variety of backgrounds serve the Brandeis community.