Academic Services

Student Accessibility Support

*COVID-19 Related Long-Term Symptoms: If you were diagnosed with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects, please contact SAS.  We would be happy to meet with you to determine appropriate accommodations and supports. 

Students with disabilities make up an important part of our Brandeis community. Our diverse community includes students with a range of physical, sensory, psychological, medical and learning disabilities.

While appreciating the strengths and needs of all students, Student Accessibility Support seeks to promote the growth of undergraduate and graduate students through individual connections, campus-wide initiatives and collaboration with others in the Brandeis community.

Accommodations at Brandeis

A reasonable accommodation can be an added support, the removal of a barrier, an adjustment to a policy, or other modification of materials, practices, and spaces. Accommodations are designed to support equal access for people with disabilities/medical conditions. Requests for accommodations that would fundamentally alter the nature of a course, assignment, experience, etc., or would result in an "undue hardship" as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act may not be considered reasonable and may not be approved.

Depending on the nature of the disability and the particular needs of the student, students may utilize a variety of supports. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic accommodations (e.g., classroom accommodations, testing accommodations, physical accommodations, alt-format materials).
  • Auxiliary aids and services (e.g., note takers, CART services, lecture recordings).
  • Non-academic accommodations (e.g., housing, dietary, parking, and accessible van transportation).
  • Peer support from SAS Fellows
  • Introductions and referrals to other campus resources.
Browse our website for information on how to request academic accommodations and non-academic accommodations. If you have additional questions about how to start the process, we are always happy to talk to you! Please call the Academic Services main phone line at 781-736-3470 to schedule a meeting with an accessibility specialist or email us directly (

Please Note: Essential programmatic requirements cannot be altered and are determined by faculty and departments. As a student at Brandeis, you are expected to meet all academic and behavioral expectations of both the courses you are taking and of the broader campus community.

Pregnancy Accommodations

Pregnancy accommodation requests may go through Student Accessibility Support or the Office of Equal Opportunity, or both offices may be involved, depending on the nature of the request. Please contact or to start a conversation.

Religious Accommodations

For religious accommodations, please email the Office of Equal Opportunity,