Campus Resources and Offices

Important Sources for Information and Support

Brandeis is committed to providing resources for students and faculty around the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Currently, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is one of many resources available on campus, along with other offices committed to inclusivity. We hope that students and faculty explore the resources on campus. In the event that what you are looking for cannot be found here, please notify the office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion so that we can make our online resource grow.   

Gender Inclusive Restrooms across campus

Department of Community Living 

The Department of Community Living cultivates an inclusive, diverse, and symbiotic living and learning environment in all of our residence halls.We empower our community members to respectfully challenge each other and engage in opportunities of holistic enrichment through critical thinking, constructive dialogue, and leadership development.

English Language Programs

English Language Programs (or ELP), formerly the English as a Second Language Program, is designed to serve non-native speakers of English. We offer individual tutorial sessions for undergraduates and GSAS students in both written and oral skills as well as intensive English classes and workshops for GSAS and IBS students.

'DEIS Impact

Social justice. It’s one of four pillars of Brandeis University, and is an ethos that permeates a great deal of what happens on campus. “What if…” asked a student in an early planning meeting in 2011 for what became ‘DEIS Impact (short for BranDEIS). What if we had a festival of social justice? What if clubs and professors from all around campus came together to examine what “social justice” really means from a variety of perspectives, and to celebrate the ways Brandeisians contribute to making the world better? Thus was born ‘DEIS Impact! Exploring social justice on campus and around the world — a unique collaboration between the Student Union and the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life.

The Dialogues

The Dialogues: Navigating Identity in the Workplace, together grew out of conversations among students, faculty, and staff at Brandeis University about how to facilitate learning and connection around questions of diversity in the workplace. We aim to promote dialogue and learning as well as relationships among all of these groups, in addition to alumni and professional partners. Be a part of these important conversations by attending one or more of the dialogues and share your experience online using #Brandeis #TheDialogues. Each event will be highly interactive with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and network with panelists and guests.

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.

Student Accessibility Support

Approximately 10 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.

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.

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.

Diversity Offices Across Campus 

Diversity at Heller School of Social Policy and Management

Diversity at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Diversity at International Business School Cultural Diversity