Offices Within the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Brandeis

University Ombuds

Members of the University Ombuds staff are available as a confidential, independent, impartial and informal source for all members of the Brandeis Community including undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. In our role as Ombuds staff, we support the dignity, well-being, and safety of each visitor by providing a safe space to confidentially talk off the record about difficult situations. We meet personally with you to actively listen to your concerns and discuss options for conflict resolution. We operate outside of official or sanctioned university processes. We provide feedback to University officials on trends in an effort to promote an inclusive community where individuals from all backgrounds and life experiences are heard and valued in our community.

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.

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.

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.