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
The enhancement has to have campus-wide benefit.
The enhancement must have a long term effect on the campus and/or the student body.
The project should be connected to a staff or faculty member.
The submission must include the online application and Excel sheet explaining the financial details of your request.
The project proposal must be submitted on time by October 20.
As part of the process, students might be invited to present their proposals to the CEEF board.
A couple of weeks after submission, CEEF will contact those with accepted proposals.
Students' wages will not be considered as a CEEF proposal.
Projects should be implemented during the following spring semester (during a period of 14 weeks).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leah Fernandez's '22 project helps promote sexual safety by implementing condom dispensing machines throughout the freshmen and sophomore dorms. Attached to walls and hallways, the dispensers provide a quick and easy way for students to get free condoms right outside their rooms. It is part of a campaign that has partnered with the SSIS to promote safe sex throughout the Brandeis campus.
Brandeis University joined the Stop the Bleed campaign in 2019-2020. BEMCo's Michele Etzbach proposed a project that would finance the training of BEMCo members to control bleeding in an emergency situation. Medkits were bought and set up in key campus locations to provide the necessary equipment in dealing with emergency bleeding.