Contact Us

The Rape Crisis Center is staffed by professional Survivor Advocate, and several Peer Advocates who are confidential resources that connect survivors with professional counselors and other critical campus resources.

The center is located in Usdan G-108. Enter Usdan through the doorway that is labeled with both Office of Prevention Services and Gender and Sexuality Center, and take a left. You will see signs pointing you to the hallway in which the RCC and the Office of Prevention Services are located. If you’re having trouble finding the office, call us during business hours at 781-736-3370.

RCC Advocates hold office hours from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the regular Brandeis calendar, and are open for drop-in meetings.

Students may drop-in anytime during business hours or schedule a specific appointment by calling the Center at 781-736-3370 or emailing

After hours, our 24/7 hotline is always open. Call 781-736-3370 and press 2 to be connected to the Advocate on call, anytime. 

Professional Staff

Our confidential advocates, located in the Office of Prevention Services, can be contacted for appointments via email.

Sarah J Berg
Director, Sexual Assault Services & Prevention
781-736-3626 Usdan Student Center, Room 106

Sarah has worked in the victim advocacy and violence prevention field-- specifically in the context of higher education-- since obtaining her Master's degree in Social Science & Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Denver. Her thesis explored the social construction of the “victim” and “survivor” roles for women who have experienced domestic violence. Prior to this position, she served as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator of Prevention, Training & Outreach for the University of Colorado Denver & Anschutz Medical Campus, training all students, faculty, and staff on the University Sexual Misconduct and Nondiscrimination policies, Bystander Intervention, Implicit Bias, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, and more. She earned her Bachelor's in Communication and Gender Studies from Boston University. In her free time she is usually at home trying to stop her pets from eating each others' food.

Student Coordinators

Saren McAllister '18
Office Coordinator
Baolu Chen '19
Advocate and Volunteer Coordinator
Serena Shen '19
Media and Communications Coordinator

For press or media interests regarding the Rape Crisis Center, please contact Serena Shen.