Community Emergency and Enhancement Fund

CEEF (Community Emergency and Enhancement Fund) serves two purposes. First, it serves as a source of emergency funding for student life on campus. Secondly, CEEF provides funding for student-led initiatives that enhance the Brandeis community. These initiatives must have a campus-wide benefit and long-term impact on our campus and our community. CEEF has four board members representing different branches of your Student Union.

Requirements for Fund Usage

Past Projects

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The Branda App

Approximated amount: $21,000

Branda is a mobile app designed and managed by a team of students – the Branda Team. The app will make many of the on-campus resources easier to use and access. This includes the Branvan, laundry, Work Orders, and other crucial resources to all students on campus.

Email questions about this project to Tal Richtman.

An Apple version of the app is available for download in iTunes. Android users, visit the Branda site.

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Shapiro Campus Center Graphic Display

Approximated amount: $3,800

Aaron Finkel’s ’20 project includes the installation of an easy-to-access television in the Shaprio Campus Center (SCC). This television will be used to market on-campus events that are run through clubs, the Student Union and the Department of Student Activities. This will be a fantastic way to broadcast your event to the entire student body and will be a great resource for all students to learn about and participate in events on campus.

Email questions to David Hui.

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Library Treadmill Project

Approximated amount: $10,000

After the success of the CEEF funded bike-desk project in the library, a treadmill project, suggested by Christof Rindlisbacher ’19 will also be implemented in Farber. These treadmills are quiet and only have a walk function. They have been shown to improve studying in many other college students and we are excited to partner with the library to continue to enhance the student experience on this campus.

Email Adrian Ashley with questions about the project.

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Berlin Chapel Revitalization Project

Approximated amount: $18,000

Alex Friedman’s ’19 project will be for the refurbishment and renovation of the Berlin Chapel, a space that is enjoyed by many groups on campus. This will include a complete renovation of two of the rooms in the chapel: the Rabbi Study and the Cohen Study. These renovated spaces will include board games, whiteboards for studying, and comfortable seating.

Email Mike Bender with questions about the project.