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I am a graduate student or I know a graduate student who ...

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does not have enough food to eat.
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feels sad, anxious, worried, stressed or overwhelmed most days of the week.

Any graduate student experiencing distress can reach out to Jessica Basile, Director of Graduate Student Affairs (basile@brandeis.edu). If you would like to speak with someone within your own school:

Brandeis-wide services include:

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has experienced discrimination.

Note: The University is in the process of centralizing reporting for discrimination and harassment. The new office will be called the Office of Equal Opportunity. It will be listed here when it is complete.

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is in need of academic support or has been closed out of a class.

Graduate students who need academic support can always turn to Jessica Basile, Director of Graduate Student Affairs (basile@brandeis.edu) who can either help directly, or point you to the right resource. Generally speaking, if you're having an academic issue, it is best to first speak with your professor and/or your advisor. If that doesn't help, or isn't possible, you can turn to the Program Director or Chair of the department. If that doesn't help or isn't possible:

Brandeis-wide services include:

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needs career counseling.
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needs help with housing.

Graduate students live off campus: approximately 50% live in the Waltham area, while the other 50% live in surrounding cities and town, primarily in Cambridge or Somerville. Those in need of housing, or if you are having issues with housemates or your landowner, can contact Steve Weglinski, Assistant Director of Graduate Student Affairs (weglinski@brandeis.edu). Please also check out our housing resources website for more information.

For help off-campus

Call 911 in an emergency, with a follow up call to Public Safety at 781-736-5000.

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wants to learn more about a leave of absence.

Graduate students who want to learn more about leaves of absence can always turn to Jessica Basile, Director of Graduate Student Affairs (basile@brandeis.edu), who can either help directly, or point you to the right resource.

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needs teaching support.