Report an Incident
Brandeis University is a welcoming community rooted in inclusion, respect and tolerance.
Discrimination and violence have no place on our campus or in our community. If you experience or witness any form of discrimination, bias or violence on campus, please take the following measures:
- If you are in immediate danger or feel as though a crime has been committed, you are strongly urged to call the Office of Public Safety at 781-736-3333 (6-3333 on campus).
- In nonemergency situations, file an online incident report with the university.
Brandeis University provides comprehensive resources to support students, faculty and staff who feel they have been victims of, or witnesses to, discrimination, bias or violence.
Getting Help for Yourself
If you are a survivor of a bias-related incident, please remember:
- This incident was not your fault.
- You are not alone.
- There are resources available to you on campus and in the greater community.
- It is OK to feel the way you feel (that includes not feeling anything at all).
- Although reporting a crime is your decision, if you choose to report, please be aware that evidence is time-sensitive. For example, toxicology testing is available within the first 96 hours after an assault. Waiting to report, showering or changing clothes can limit what evidence can be collected.
If someone you know is a survivor of a bias-related incident please remember:
- Address their immediate physical and emotional concerns.
- Listen, believe them and do not judge.
- Let the survivor decide what they want to discuss or if they want to talk at all.
- Respect their choices.
- Offer possible resources.