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Our positive thoughts, prayers, and energy are with them during this difficult time.
Our condolences and prayers are with the over 700 Hujjaj (pilgrims) and their families who perished during a stampede while performing the Hajj (Pilgrimage) ritual of Jamarat (Stoning of the Devil) on Eid al Adha. 'Inna lilahi wa inna Allahi rajiun', (Indeed we belong to God and to Him is the final return). This is the third tragedy that has caused a significant number of loss of lives this season's Hajj. First a crane accident, then a fire and now a stampede. This fifth pillar of Islam is a perilous journey embarked upon by over 2 million sojourners annually.
"Students are the Reason"
The Dean of Students Office seeks to build a campus community based upon mutual understanding and consideration and that acknowledges that one's actions must take into account the rights of others.
One of the cornerstones of our community is to identify opportunities for students to learn and practice leadership. We support a variety of social, cultural and educational activities initiated and developed by individual students and student organizations, and within the residence halls. These activities extend the educational mission of Brandeis beyond the walls of the classroom and incorporate our core values: citizenship, integrity, respect, civility, lifelong learning and embracing diversity.
We support the development of a student-directed community — a place where the student voice challenges and directs the shape of the institution. We know that to be effective in that role, students must have both opportunity and the skills to make it work.
Students contribute their opinions at hall meetings and community meetings; as representatives of university committees, student government and clubs and organizations; or through interactions with faculty and senior administration. The success of a student-directed community depends on the acquisition of skills and competencies that enable student to identify and articulate their needs and concerns. Our extracurricular program targets areas that help to develop the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — for individuals and for the Brandeis community.