Student Code of Conduct

 Download the 2013-14 Rights and Responsibilities handbook (PDF)

Reporting Inappropriate Behavior


The Department of Student Rights and Community Standards (DSRCS) serves the undergraduate and graduate student communities at Brandeis University by implementing the Student Conduct Process or Special Examiner's Process, both described in our code of conduct, Rights and Responsibilities.  Specifically, the Student Conduct Process may be found in Sections 18 and 19, and the Special Examiner's Process may be found in Section 22.6.  If you are aware of a violation of community standards, or if you have a concern about a Brandeis student, please share your concern via this reporting tool.

The Community Standards Report (CSR) may initiate a sanction-seeking process through the Student Conduct Process or the Special Examiner's Process (depending on the nature of the allegations) if the reporter self-identifies.  If a reporter wishes to anonymously submit a CSR, the DSRCS will use the information to address the concern to the best of its ability in conjunction with other University departments.  If you are unsure about whether you wish to submit a CSR, the anonymous option might be one to strongly consider.  

Reporting Sexual Misconduct (assault, harassment, violence, stalking, and other gender-based behaviors)

Brandeis University strongly encourages the reporting of all types of sexual misconduct as described in Sections 3 and 7 of Rights and Responsibilities.  The Community Standards Report may be used to initiate the Special Examiner's Process.  The Brandeis Department of Public Safety is also available to assist a prospective reporter who may wish to (now or in the future) seek criminal charges in the appropriate district court system.  Certain crimes committed at or near Brandeis fall within the jurisdiction of the Waltham District Court

Please also refer to sexual violence resources available to you at Brandeis and in the Boston area.

Brandeis Resources

Boston Area and National Resources

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
The Victim Rights Law Center
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth 
Reach Beyond Domestic Violence
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Middlesex County Victim Witness Bureau
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance 
Jane Doe, Inc. - The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

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Follow this link to the report:
Community Standards Report

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