SAS Fellows Frequently Asked Questions
Would I benefit from meeting with a SAS Fellow? What type of questions can the Fellows answer?
Students who identify as having a disability(ies) and are struggling with the transition to higher education, may benefit from meeting with the SAS Fellows. In meeting with someone who has been in a similar position, students will be able to relate and seek meaningful guidance.
Fellows are available to advise students on many different topics including but not limited to; campus resources, accommodation letter discussions with faculty, time management skills, using the Accessible Transport Van, importance of campus involvement, and navigating the dining halls, and more.
When are the SAS Fellows office hours?
Visit the Peer Mentoring Drop Ins and Appointments page for more information.
Is there a way I can email the SAS Fellows?
Yes you can! The SAS Fellows email is SASFellows@brandeis.edu. The Fellows will answer your emails during their office hours in the order they were received. If a SAS Fellow cannot answer your email, they will consult a SAS staff member who will contact you directly.
If your email requires an immediate response, please contact Student Accessibility Support by email or by calling the Academic Services main phone line at 781-736-3470 to speak with a SAS staff member.
This email account should not be used for emergency purposes. If you have an emergency on the Brandeis University campus, please dial 781-736-3333. You may also dial 911 to be connected to Emergency Personnel in your respective area.
Please note: The SAS Fellows check this email account when classes are in session, during the Fall and Spring semester. This does not include the Winter or Summer intercession semesters, holidays, weekends, or days classes are canceled due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e., snow storm).
What if the SAS Fellows cannot answer my question(s)?
We understand the frustration and the fear around going to talk to someone, and then hearing the words "I do not know." The SAS Fellows are students, and are able to only answer questions within the boundaries of their training. If during a meeting they cannot answer a question and if that person needs/want additional support from a staff member, the SAS Fellow will send an email with the student and a SAS staff member to "e-connect" them.
SAS Staff Members and SAS Fellows work closely to support you. We are here and we care about you.
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