Community Service Pledge

The community service pledge represents an ongoing commitment to represent Brandeis as an agent of the institution during your service work in the community.

The pledge reminds you that participation and the tracking of hours for the Commitment to Service Award is founded on trust and honesty to ensure its prestige and success. The pledge is inspiring in its nature, but also grounded in Brandeis University’s Rights and Responsibilities.


I pledge to strive to be a positive change agent in my community and have altruistic goals to embrace the mission and pillars of Brandeis University. As a Brandeis volunteer I acknowledge that while engaging in community service initiatives and projects that I am an agent of the institution and will positively represent the University to the best of my ability. I pledge not to participate in activities that may make others feel unsafe, disrespected, intimidated, or as though their democratic rights are being infringed upon. I agree to fill out a volunteer waiver form which is required to engage in all University affiliated co-curricular community service. I understand that reflection is a key component of my community engagement and personal development and will capitalize on both structured and personal opportunities to participate. I am aware that the Department of Community Service staff is available to support my civic engagement endeavors and will utilize their resources shall a necessary occasion arise. I understand that I am to be truthful and honest in my submission of all service hours into the community service hours tracking system. I agree to all sections of Rights and Responsibilities including:

Section 1.1. furnish correct, truthful, and complete information to University officials, committees, or boards and preserve the integrity, legitimacy, and accuracy of all records, documents, writings, and identifications used or maintained by the University so as to avoid injury, fraud, or misrepresentation.