About Brandeis

Brandeis University campusCharacterized by academic excellence since its founding in 1948, Brandeis is one of the youngest private research universities, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university, in the country.

Named for the late Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis of the U.S. Supreme Court, Brandeis University combines the faculty and resources of a world-class research institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts college.

Brandeis is ranked in the top tier of the nation's universities and supports an innovative and exciting program of learning that emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and the solution of real-life problems.

The Office of Summer and Continuing Studies

The Brandeis Summer School is an open admission program offering courses and special summer programs for college-level credit. Small classes taught by experienced and dedicated Brandeis faculty members are the hallmark of summer offerings. Special programs and institutes include the Aston Magna Summer Music Workshops.  We provide the opportunity to experience innovative course formats, such as online offerings or evening and extended sessions, to accommodate work and other summer activities.

Our Continuing Studies program allows students and adult learners to explore academic interests on a part-time basis as Special Students.  Special Students may take one or two classes during the Fall and Spring Term as part-time commuting students on a space-available basis.  Special Students must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent and are not currently enrolled at another college or university.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

All Summer students, including visiting students, are expected to abide by the Student Rights and Responsibilities:

As part of these rights, the Brandeis University Summer School would like to emphasize our commitment to nondiscrimination.

Section 2. Respect for the Health, Safety, and Rights of Community Members
All members of the community share the responsibility for protecting and maintaining community health and safety and the rights of other persons. Concentrated housing, varied activities, and the needs of students, faculty and staff for freedom to pursue their own educational tasks and complete job-related responsibilities free from hazards and intrusions, requires the cooperation of all in maintaining these standards.

A student is expected and required to:
2.7. avoid and refrain from discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or genetic information (see Section 7).

Section 7. Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Harassment
Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy: Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, Vietnam Era veteran, qualified special, disabled veteran or other eligible veteran status or any other category protected by law.

It is the University’s responsibility to help prevent harassment and discrimination from occurring, to pursue concerns of which it is aware, to objectively investigate concerns, and to take immediate and appropriate action to remedy issues of harassment and discrimination. Brandeis takes this responsibility seriously. Therefore, violations of this policy will not be tolerated and may result in corrective actions up to and including dismissal from school or release from employment.