Departments

Dean Jamele Adams presenting on lawn in front of crowd during Orientation

The Brandeis University Division of Student Affairs is comprised of 13 offices, each dedicated to supporting student success outside the classroom and working collaboratively with academic affairs to integrate curricular and co-curricular experiences in a holistic approach to student life. 

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Brandeis Counseling Center

The Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) is a multicultural treatment center that strives to meet students' developmental, emotional and mental health needs. The BCC focuses on stabilization and short-term individual therapy and group therapy, as well as offers psychiatry and medication management. When students are interested in longer term, exploratory individual work, the BCC offer referrals to off-campus resources, with the assistance of the case manager, who can help find appropriate referrals off campus.

Brandeis Health Center

The Brandeis Health Center is an on-campus resource for Brandeis Graduate and Undergraduate Students providing episodic, primary, and preventive medical services by board certified, licensed Medical Doctors and Nurse Practitioners. Our services are respectful, inclusive, accessible, and confidential.

Brandeis Hillel

Brandeis Hillel provides for Jewish life on campus. Students forge new friendships, meet dedicated mentors, celebrate the Jewish calendar, engage in service to others, and are inspired by Jewish texts and traditions. All Brandeis students are welcome at Hillel’s programs and activities, including our Friday Shabbat dinners every week when school is in session.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office serves the needs and interests of students and has broad responsibility for the services and activities that enhance the quality of student life outside the classroom. The office works directly with the Offices of Student Activities, Community Service, and Student Rights and Community Standards to assist students through academic, personal, safety, and family concerns. The Dean of Students Office can assist undergraduate students and their families during moments of challenge or crisis to help align support and advocacy for students, connect with additional offices and personnel; and to provide environments for lifelong learning inside and outside of the classroom. The office's slogan is "Students are the Reason!"

Department of Community Living

The Department of Community Living cultivates an inclusive, diverse, and symbiotic living and learning environment in all of our residence halls. We empower our community members to respectfully challenge each other and engage in opportunities of holistic enrichment through critical thinking, constructive dialogue, and leadership development.

Department of Community Service

The Department of Community Service is dedicated to aligning student interest and skills that with the needs and resources of our local and global neighbors. The department seeks to establish sustainable and reciprocal partnerships with community organizations as we advise and support community service initiatives. Through intentional advising and leadership programs, we hope our students will demonstrate reflective thinking, engaged citizenship, exploration of self-identity, professional skills, and ethic and responsible living.

Department of Orientation

The Department of Orientation creates, implements, and evaluates all elements of the comprehensive New Student Orientation programs in August and January. The staff advise and supervise two Orientation Core Committees, small groups of undergraduate student leaders who are chosen through a selective process to create and coordinate the programming for August and January Orientation programs, respectively. Additionally, over a hundred volunteer Orientation Leaders are selected for the August and January Orientation programs and they serve as a mentor and role model to the incoming students.

Department of Student Activities

The Department of Student Activities provides leadership development, training, and guidance to student leaders, clubs, and organizations. The department supports major programming efforts on campus, working alongside the leaders of over 250 student clubs and organizations to create a vibrant and diverse social environment. Student Activities also manages several student-oriented facilities, such as the Shapiro Campus Center including the theater and box office, the Student Service Bureau, Usdan Game Room, and Cholmondeley’s Coffeehouse.

Department of Student Rights and Community Standards

The Department of Student Rights and Community Standards works with students to provide educational opportunities for personal growth and values clarification. The department performs educational outreach around the university's core values; deals with inappropriate student behavior in a fair and responsive manner; offers Restorative Justice as an option for harm repair when appropriate, oversees alcohol and other drug education; and provides interpersonal communication, academic integrity and leadership development.

Hiatt Career Center

The Hiatt Career Center at Brandeis invites undergraduate students and alumni to collaborate with us to develop career skills and strategies that develop and harness your adaptability, creativity, entrepreneurship and resilience to be successful in an ever-changing professional world. Our nationally recognized staff is committed to working with undergraduate students and alumni inclusive of all identities, backgrounds and interests. Our 15 professional staff members have unique backgrounds and career trajectories of their own, with diverse training, education and experience. Hiatt, like the individuals we serve, is successful because we cultivate a diverse network of partners to assist us in our work, which includes alumniemployersfaculty and staffparents and families, professional consortia, community organizations and the greater Brandeis community.

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs serves as a central resource and can help when you’re not sure where to begin. Additionally, we provide information for families, opportunities for students to voice their opinions on pressing campus matters, and moments for the community to come together with a shared school spirit.
Office of Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

The Office of Title IX and Sexual Misconduct's Title IX Investigator/Compliance Officer and the Title IX case manager work to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct within the Brandeis University Community. The team handles both informal and formal investigations and may utilize additional outside investigators as needed. The team also engages in campus-wide outreach and education.

Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC)

The Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) exists to prevent interpersonal violence (sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking) and advocate for and with those who have been impacted by it through a combination of education, awareness-raising, and support. PARC centers around two student-led programs: the Brandeis Rape Crisis Center, a confidential support center, and hotline, and the Violence Prevention Education team which provides Pro-Social Bystander Intervention training sessions across campus.