Brandeis Faculty & Staff Pride Alliance

Brandeis Faculty and Staff Pride Alliance

Brandeis Faculty and Staff Pride Alliance

Important: During the Fall 2020 semester, a significant amount of faculty and staff at Brandeis University will continue to work remotely. Whether we are remote or in person, we want you to know we are here to create opportunities for community connection and a safe space for us to gather in support of one another. If you are looking for support, contact information for members of the Pride Alliance Leadership group are below!

Who are we?

The Brandeis Faculty and Staff Pride Alliance (BFSPA) is open to all members of the faculty and staff who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community or wish to be part of the peer network that supports the LGBTQIA+ community on campus.

We are a faculty and staff association dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied members at Brandeis in their professional and community roles.

How to Contact Us


Sign up for the Brandeis Faculty and Staff Pride Alliance Listserv using the Sign Up Now button in the sidebar.

Upcoming Events

Brandeis Faculty and Staff Pride Alliance Monthly Meeting

When do we meet?

Every month members of the BFSPA meet for a "bring your own lunch" in the Gender and Sexuality Center located in Usdan*. These lunches have no set agenda; just a place for individuals across campus who would like to spend their lunch with others in a safe place!

*2020 - 2021 lunch meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. To access the Zoom link, join our listserv!

Fall 2020 Dates

Time: 12:00 p.m.. to 1:00 p.m..

Tuesday, October 20th

Tuesday, November 24th

Tuesday, December 15th


Spring 2021 Dates

Time: 12:00 p.m. . to 1:00 p.m..

Tuesday, January 26th

Tuesday, February 23rd

Tuesday, March 23rd

Tuesday, April 27th

Tuesday, May 25th

Come Join Us!

Pride Alliance Leadership group

What do we do?

With the help and expertise of fellow staff and faculty at Brandeis, the PAL group is working towards programs and conversations for employees who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community at Brandeis University, to ensure all individuals feel included and supported. In April, 2019, Kaitlyn Rogers became the Chair of the Pride Alliance Leadership (PAL) group. Additionally, Esther Brandon was named Co-Chair of the Pride Alliance Leadership (PAL) group in July 2020!

Are you interested in more information? Please feel free to contact some of our PAL Leadership team!

Kaitlyn Rogers

Esther Brandon

Vilma Uribe

Jennifer Giordano

Katy McLaughlin

Alyssa Canelli

Ashley Trebisacci

Have feedback or a concern?

The Brandeis Faculty & Staff Pride Alliance Leadership group is a group of staff and faculty dedicated to uplifting the voices, needs, and experiences of LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty and we want to hear from you. What are your experiences, needs, and hopes for the future at Brandeis?

As members of the leadership team of BFSPA,  we are collecting this information so we can better understand the needs and problem solve around concerns, when applicable, of our LGBTQIA+ community here at Brandeis. 

To reach us, you are welcome to complete this form: Brandeis Faculty & Staff Pride Alliance Input Form.

Please note, we strive to honor your privacy. All of the content in this form is optional. 

What happens with this information

Once this form is completed, members of the PAL team (listed above) will review your input at our next meeting. We will confidentially discuss the report and decide the next steps that should be taken. That may be meeting with you, HR, BUSAC, or other members of the University. Some may find it helpful to meet with members of PAL for peer-to-peer problem solving. If you have given us your name on the form, we will inform you of the next steps we wish to take before we actually do so. If you have chosen to submit the form anonymously, we will not be able to reach out to you. Our goal is to always uphold your confidentiality to the best of our ability.