Who We Are
The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC), founded in 2014, is a professionally-staffed office working on diversity and inclusion for women and LGBTQ+ communities. We provide educational and professional development opportunities to faculty, staff, and students at Brandeis University.
Read more about Julián Cancino, Inaugural Director
The Gender and Sexuality at Brandeis University works to build a diverse and inclusive institution for women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual (LGBTQ+) faculty, staff, and students.
Brandeis is perhaps best-known because of its history of inclusion in education. Brandeis University was founded in 1948 at a time when Jews, women, and people of color were denied access to institutions of higher education.
Louis Dembitz Brandeis, the university’s namesake, is the first Jewish justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Brandeis University seeks to reflect his dedication to open inquiry, the pursuit of truth, and the rights of ordinary citizens.
Since the 1950s, LGBTQ+ life at Brandeis has been out and proud. Over the decades, stories of struggle, solidarity, and hope have been published by independent student newspapers, including Brandeis participation in the historic National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights of 1979.
Today, the Gender and Sexuality Center is a part of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the President’s Cabinet.