Informational: Support Services for Students

Dear Students,

The vitriol of the election still weighs on all of us. For many of our Brandeis Family, stress, fear, and anger are ongoing feelings. Whatever your race, ethnicity, religion or circumstances; whatever your background, belief, or able-ness; whoever you love; whoever you voted for – this is Brandeis and this is your house, and our commitment to you will not waver.
As President Liebowitz said in his Inauguration speech, "Brandeis is a young institution, boldly conceived…with a moral conviction for inclusion and justice. In a world challenged by intolerance and ignorance, and burdened by disregard and disdain for learnedness, reason, and inquiry, this university has a special role to play, just as it did when it was founded 68 years ago."
That special role includes supporting you. If you are struggling, please take advantage of the array of resources for your support. You do not have to shoulder these burdens on your own. We are here to help, and we are committed to your personal and academic success.

Health Center
Tel: 781-736-3677
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Walk in hours: Monday-Friday: 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
After-hours Urgent Calls: 781-239-1948

Counseling Center
Tel: 781-736-3730
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walk in hours: 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
After-hours Urgent Calls: 781-736-3785

Crisis Text Line
Text Go to 741741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Offers useful information about a broad range of mental health issues for college students. It also offers a self-assessment tool.

Student Support Groups:
Bounce Back
Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Email Natalie Russ at
Bounce Back is a 3 week workshop that focuses on resilience and creating a life plan.

Drop-In Guided Meditation
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Email Dr. Brown at
A 50 minute, weekly guided meditation session for anyone interested in learning more about meditation or continuing one’s own practice.

Grief and Bereavement Support
Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
Email Dr. Jessica Pierre,
The group is intended to help break the isolation of grief and provide meaningful tools for coping.

Manage Stress Effectively
Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
Email Dr. Nir at
Come to understand how to use Cognitive Behavioral skills to better manage your stress.

Academic Services
Tel: 781-736-3470
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in hours: Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Providing academic advising, tutoring, and support managing academics.

International Students and Scholars Office
Tel: 781-736-3480
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Providing a variety of resources related to immigration and adjustment to life in the United States and at Brandeis.

The Brandeis Rape Crisis Center
Usdan G-108, open from Monday through Friday 12:00 pm – 5:00 p.m. For emergency after-hours assistance, please call our hotline at 781-736-3370.
The RCC is a confidential space that is open for any students who are feeling overwhelmed and would like a quiet space in which to rest and relax.

The Brandeis Intercultural Center
Tel: 781-736-8580
Swing Center, next to East Residence Hall
Monday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.