Community Partner Commitments

The Department of Community Service and its affiliated student clubs have partnered with the local community for over 50 years.  Brandeis has historically demonstrated a deep commitment to our values and the principles of social justice. The Department of Community Service at Brandeis is one avenue through which the institution embodies these values.  We acknowledge that our community partners have many partnerships across the institution and that partnerships with the Department of Community Service vary in nature. A sampling framework for partnerships can be outlined as: 

With this in mind, student-led clubs are the primary function and framework for the department’s engagement. The core values of the Dean of Students Office remains at the forefront of our partnership. 

Any strong partnership evolves and adapts overtime. The Department of Community Service has high expectations for themselves and our partners.  Below are the basic levels of commitments that we believe foster strong partnerships.