Brandeis retained two distinguished outside attorneys to conduct an independent investigation of complaints made against the former men's basketball coach. The investigation is examining the policies and practices followed in this case; policies and procedures more generally; and the wider climate at the university.

Former assistant United States attorney for the District of Massachusetts Walter B. Prince, partner in the Boston law firm Prince Lobel, is leading the investigation.

Mr. Prince is joined by the Hon. R. Malcolm Graham, a retired associate justice on the Massachusetts Appeals Court and currently a neutral at JAMS (the largest private alternative dispute resolution provider in the world).

Mr. Prince and Justice Graham are also charged with reviewing our systems, climate and culture of handling complaints, and will recommend actions and changes, including those related to personnel. The information they gather in the investigation will be used to improve Brandeis' culture regarding issues of race and mutual respect.

Be assured that this investigation is protecting the identity of anyone who comes forward with information, and that there will be no retribution for those who share information. The independent investigation reports to Meyer Koplow, chair of the Board of Trustees — not the administration, and the results and recommendations of the investigation will be shared with the campus community.

If you want to file a complaint or seek redress of grievances related to this investigation, please contact the investigators. If you want to file a complaint unrelated to this investigation, please see How to File a Report. If you have additional questions, please contact Chief Diversity Officer Mark Brimhall Vargas. The university is providing additional resources, including engaging an external examiner, to ensure that any new concerns or complaints are acknowledged promptly and followed up professionally. 

Students may also contact the Brandeis Counseling Center. Staff and faculty may contact the Employee Assistance Program. Both services are confidential.