Student Businesses

If you are interested in starting your own business, your first stop should be the Department of Student Activities. Brandeis encourages all types of learning, both inside and outside of the classroom, including entrepreneurship; however, students must gain approval for all personal income-generating activity that uses university property. This authority is given to staff within the Department of Student Activities, as found in Section 14 of "Rights and Responsibilities."

Before you embark on your business you must meet with the Department of Student Activities. To schedule a meeting, you may call 781-736-5065 or email

You will be asked to develop a business plan that includes:

In addition, we advise that you review the following sections of "Rights and Responsibilities" so that you are aware of policies and limitations that might impact the approval processes:

If your enterprise is approved, you will be given a letter outlining all of the procedures and limitations concerning the business. This must be reviewed annually.