Complaint Procedures for Students, Staff, and Faculty

Protected classes

The Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy states: “… it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").”

For acts of discrimination related to race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national or ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status

Students

  • If you are a student reporting discrimination from a staff or faculty member (including visiting faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or graduate students acting in an instructional capacity), call Robin Nelson-Bailey, the Vice President of Human Resources and Acting Title IX Coordinator, at (781) 736-4463.
  • If you are a student reporting discrimination from a student or graduate student, contact the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards at (781) 736-5070.

Staff

  • If you are a staff member reporting discrimination from a staff or faculty member (including visiting faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or graduate students acting in an instructional capacity), call Robin Nelson-Bailey, the Vice President of Human Resources and Acting Title IX Coordinator, at (781) 736-4463.
  • If you are a staff member reporting discrimination from a student or graduate student, contact the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards at (781) 736-5070.

Faculty

  • If you are a faculty member reporting discrimination from a staff or faculty member (including visiting faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or graduate students acting in an instructional capacity), call Robin Nelson-Bailey, the Vice President of Human Resources and Acting Title IX Coordinator, at (781) 736-4463.
  • If you are a faculty member reporting discrimination from a student or graduate student, contact the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards at (781) 736-5070.

 

For acts of discrimination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sex, and/or sexual orientation

If you are a student, staff, or faculty member reporting rape, acquaintance rape, sexual assault, stalking, or other sex offenses, please call the Department of Public Safety at:

(781) 736-3333

Robin Nelson-Bailey is the Vice President of Human Resources and Acting Title IX Coordinator. She is available to meet with students, staff, and faculty and receives complaints of sexual misconduct and gender bias. She oversees the University’s investigation and resolution of all Title IX complaints.

Robin Nelson-Bailey:

Additionally, the Office of Prevention Services and the Brandeis Rape Crisis Center are readily available, confidential resources:

You may also contact Survivor Advocate and Education Specialist, Julia Rickey at (781) 736-3016.

An off-campus, confidential source of help is the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center:

Please also see the Resource Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors.

Reporting Acts of Violence

If you are a student, staff, or faculty member of the Brandeis community reporting any act of physical or sexual violence, whenever possible for you, call the Department of Public Safety at (781) 736-3333.

After you call, then what? The process:

On-campus resources

Students please see page 18 of the Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Staff and faculty, please see page 4 of our problem resolution and appeal procedure for Brandeis University's problem resolution process. Please note that this policy is currently under review, and that the contact information on this webpage is the most accurate.

Off-campus resources

Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination (MCAD)
One Ashburton Place
Room 601
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 994-6000

436 Dwight St. Room 220
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 739-2145
http://www.state.ma.us/mcad/

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Boston Area Office
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
Government Center 4th Floor,
Room 475
Boston, MA 02203
(617) 565-3200, TTY: (617) 565-3204
http://www.eeoc.gov/