Investigations into all allegations of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct brought forward by faculty, staff, and students are conducted through the Office of Equal Opportunity. The OEO is also responsible for reviewing and developing University policy regarding these issues.
The director of OEO serves as the Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator for the institution, and is responsible for ensuring the university’s compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Rehabilitation Act Section 504 and other state and federal laws relating to bias, discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Staff lead training efforts for faculty, staff, and students regarding discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.
The Office of Equal Opportunity can be found in Swig Hall.
The Intercultural Center (ICC) provides a venue where students can learn and demonstrate social responsibility and diverse leadership skills. The ICC serves as an umbrella organization for 16 student organizations that host events focused on issues of culture, ethnicity and social justice.
Student organizations under the ICC include:
AHORA! Hispanic & Latino/a Student Association
Brandeis Asian-American Student Association (BAASA)
Brandeis African Student Organization (BASO)
Brandeis Black Student Organization (BBSO)
Brandeis Chinese Cultural Connection (BC3)
Brandeis Immigration Education Initiative (BIEI)
Caribbean ConneXion (CCC)
International Club (I-Club)
Japanese Student Association (JSA)
Korean Student Association (KSA)
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
South Asian Student Association (SASA)
South East Asia Club (SEAC)
Taiwanese Student Association (TSA)
Triskelion, Brandeis University's LGBTQ/Queer Alliance
Women of Color Alliance (WOCA)
The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) provides resources, positive visibility, an affirming space and advocacy for lesbian, gay, same gender loving, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual students, staff and faculty at Brandeis.
Through education, community building and programming for the entire university community, the GSC encourages everyone to participate in creating and maintaining an inclusive environment.
The University Ombuds staff are confidential, independent, impartial and informal resources for all of the Brandeis Community including undergrad and grad students, faculty, staff, alumni, and anyone engaged with Brandeis.
Ombuds staff support the dignity, well-being and safety of each visitor by providing a safe space to talk off the record about difficult situations. Staff meet with you personally to actively listen to your concerns and discuss options for conflict resolution.
University Ombuds operates outside of official or sanctioned university processes. The Ombuds only provides feedback on trends to University officials in an effort to promote an inclusive community where individuals from all backgrounds and life experiences are heard and valued in our community.
'deis IMPACT! is Brandeis University's Festival of Social Justice. This weeklong program of events empowers faculty, staff, students, academic departments, student affairs offices, clubs and organizations, and the community to sponsor programming opportunities connected to important social justice themes. Such opportunities include academic courses; art and artistic performances; displays, e.g., poster presentations; facilitated discussions; panel presentations; reflection opportunities; speakers; and workshops.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion