Social Justice Pre Orientation

The program is open to all students with the exception of those participating in the following programs because of time conflict:

International Orientation, Transitional Year Program or Student Support Services Program.

Social Justice Pre Orientation

The Social Justice Pre-Orientation Program will begin on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12:00pm and continue through Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Through hands on volunteer work, small group discussions, and personal and group reflection we hope to inspire and instill you with the importance of being a good citizen. In addition, we hope to ignite your fire to enthusiastically engage as an active citizen as you begin to define yourself as student leader both on and off campus as you make the Brandeis and Waltham communities your new home.

Program Topics Include:

  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Community Building
  • Community Service (off campus, Saturday afternoon)
  • Critical Thinking

To apply to participate in the Social Justice Pre-Orientation Program, all submissions must be emailed or postmarked by Tuesday, July 1, 2014:

Free Response: Through any expression that you choose (drawing, writing, videotaping, etc.) please respond to the following: What does social justice mean to you? AND one of the following:

1) How will this opportunity impact your Brandeis experience?

2) How do you define community? How will you make a difference in your community at Brandeis University?

Please note spaces are limited 25 participants.

You can submit your response or send us a link to an online site (YouTube, etc.) via email to or mail it to:

Department of Orientation
415 South Street MS 203
Waltham, MA 02453