The services listed below represent offerings from the main Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. For services offered through the Intercultural Center, Gender and Sexuality Center, and the Multifaith Chaplaincy, please visit their websites.

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to working collaboratively with our campus community to assess and support their strengths and needs in an effort to build high quality programming that evokes social change. Please refer to our guiding philosophy for community engagement to learn more about our beliefs about developing strong, mutual, and supportive working alliances.

Strategies, processes, and initiatives that further institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) outcomes are necessarily creative and flexible. While it is essential that there be a unifying strategic thread that links all campus departments, DEI outcomes and processes are developed based on the particular strengths and needs of individual academic, professional, and social campus communities.

List of Services

Short-term and Ongoing Development, Education, and Training: The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion offers general and more specific educational opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. Our standard programming is offered in an ongoing way throughout the academic year and summer. For educational opportunities that are specifically tailored to fit the strengths and needs of individual groups or departments, the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion staff members will collaboratively develop this type of programming with faculty, staff, or students.

Coaching: The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion offers individual coaching for community members who wish to develop a particular idea, program, or curricular strategy using diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks and strategies. Coaching participants meet with a member of Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion staff for four sessions (introduction and assessment; assessment and implementation; implementation and next steps; next steps, ending, and evaluation).  

Search and Selection: In support of our institutional goal of increasing racial diversity among faculty and staff, the ODEI works with managers, faculty chairs, and search and selection teams to assess and modify processes and practices related to search, selection, and retention. Please refer to the Brandeis Search and Selection: Practices that Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion document for tips. 

Funding and Co-sponsorship: The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion collaborates with offices and departments that are engaging in social justice work to co-sponor events and research.  

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is available to support all on-campus partners and we tailor our work to fit each partners' goals. 

Examples include

  • deepening departmental understanding of multisystemic privilege and oppression and other social justice frameworks and using that knowledge to assess, modify, and evaluate values, policies, and practices;
  • reviewing and assessing admissions and enrollment data as a first step in building more inclusive processes and outcomes;
  • building and improving skills related to working through interpersonal, cross-cultural conflicts;
  • developing ongoing DEI professional development opportunities;
  • maintaining equitable processes and goals;
  • incorporating DEI content and processes into course design and instruction;
  • and many more.

Please contact us so that we may partner with you and your campus community to develop and implement your DEI goals.