Student Groups

6TALK Peer Hotline, 781-736-TALK (8255). Looking for someone to talk to? 6TALK is an anonymous and confidential peer resource for all undergraduate students.

Students can call 781-736-TALK (781-736-8255) between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., seven days a week, to speak with a trained counselor for support, information, crisis relief, or resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential. The Brandeis Counseling and Rape Crisis Hotline is a resource for all students. We respond to a variety of calls including, but not limited to, rape, sexual assault, lesbian and gay issues, medical concerns, domestic violence, eating disorders, suicide, childhood sexual assault, male rape, campus and legal procedures, and rape drugs. All calls are confidential.

6Talk Facebook

BeWiSE hopes to inspire and encourage women in science and engineering to realize their professional and personal goals and address issues inherent in maintaining a diverse and balanced workforce.

BeWise Facebook Page
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Brandeis Pro-Choice is a student-run activism club that promotes reproductive rights including safe and legal abortion, comprehensive sex education programs, adequate access to contraception, reproductive health care, and more. The organizations goal is to organize and lead discussion and activism to fight for reproductive justice.

Brandeis Pro-Choice Facebook Page

Brandeis Queer Graduate Student Union’s primary goal is to provide opportunities to build community among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual graduate student population at Brandeis University. The organization seeks to create events in order to raise visibility and awareness of LGBTQIA graduate students on campus and create social spaces in order to promote and engage in community.

Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence are a collective of students working on issues of sexual assault, violence, harassment, and the general safety of the Brandeis community.

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The Brandeis chapter of Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance aims to empower feminists of all genders, races, and cultural backgrounds to unite around issues which affect women worldwide and to support one another locally.

FMLA Facebook Page
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GirlUp is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation that aims to unite youth in the United States to empower women around the world.

GirlUp Facebook Page
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Her Campus Brandeis is an online blogging magazine. The purpose of HC Brandeis is to create a fun outlet for both Brandeis women and men to write and gain insight into each other's viewpoints and the events that affect them. Her Campus Brandeis will uphold the values and requisites of Her Campus Magazine and allow its members and staff to express opinions in an open and accepting means. Her Campus Brandeis is a non-exclusive, unbiased organization and wishes to remain so.

Her Campus Brandeis Facebook Page

One of the most energetic clubs at Brandeis IBS, the International Business Women host a variety of events throughout the school year to promote a vibrant female presence in the business world. IBW focuses on professional development, assessing career opportunities, and providing a platform for fostering lasting relationships for women at Brandeis IBS.

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The Jewish Feminist Association of Brandeis (JFAB) is a Hillel at Brandeis member group dedicated to the intersection of Judaism and feminism.

The goal of the Queer Policy Alliance is to build a dialogue with public officials in order advocate on behalf of all LGBTQ citizens in the United States, to educate the Brandeis community about the fight for LGBTQ rights on a national and global scale, and to provide local outreach to the Waltham community.

Queer Policy Alliance Facebook Page
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The Queer Resource Center (QRC) is a student run organization that strives to provide support, education, outreach, and advocacy for all members of the Brandeis undergraduate community. QRC Staffers receive training in supporting and counseling people of all identities including but not limited to Trans (the Transgender umbrella), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Asexual, Queer, Intersex, BDSM, Kink, Polyamory, and Allies. QRC also provide services surrounding intersectionality, privilege and oppression, domestic violence, sexual assault, suicide prevention, self-harm, and sexual health. The Queer Resource Centre is committed to making Brandeis a safe space for students of all genders, sexualities, and identities through confidential peer counseling, educational outreach programs, resources and referrals.

QRC Facebook Page
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Shalem is Brandeis's Jewish GLBTA group, which works to both create a community for GLBT Jews and their allies and educate the community at large.

Shalem Facebook Page
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SpeakOut! Brandeis is a student-led initiative to promote awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment on campus, and allow those affected by it to anonymously share their stories. Let's SpeakOut!

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Brandeis University Student Sexuality Information Service (SSIS) is a student-run, not-for-profit, volunteer-based service organization. SSIS promotes sexual health with peer counseling, educational outreach, quality products, referrals and a library of resources. SSIS is committed to maintaining confidentiality and professionalism within the services it provides to the community. Services are provided regardless of race, disability, political or sexual orientation, gender, sex, religion or creed, enrollment status, age, sexual experience or preferences. As a service organization, SSIS is politically neutral and does not endorse any candidate, event or politically based movement. Though not certified, all SSIS members are trained and educated by professionals in issues of sexuality, sexual health and wellness. Ultimately, Student Sexuality Information Service strives to empower and educate members of the community in a safe, tolerant and non-judgmental environment.

SSIS Facebook Page
Triskelion: We're Tastefully Gay

Triskelion (also referred to as “Trisk”) is the chartered umbrella organization for the support and enrichment of Brandeis’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and allied community. Trisk’s purpose is to foster and perpetuate an environment, both within Brandeis and in the greater community, of acceptance, support, understanding and equality with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. This is to be accomplished through advocacy, activism, social events, creating and maintaining “safe spaces,” as well as both referring to and utilizing other relevant campus resources, such as the Program Coordinator for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Queer Resource Center (QRC), and Shalem.

Triskelion Facebook Page

The Vagina Club produces an annual benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within the community. The Vagina Club also organizes an annual week of events aimed at educating and liberating the community while celebrating vaginas. The Vagina Club strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to epidemic levels of violence and abuse on their campuses, in their communities, and around the world.

Vagina Club Facebook Page
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The purpose of the Women of Color Alliance (WOCA) club is to create a safe space for all women of color. WOCA has weekly meetings in which WOCA strives to establish bonds of solidarity among undergraduate Women of Color. By uniting all different identities WOCA will provide a form of conversation that is unique to the Brandeis community. WOCA is committed to dismantling barriers by uniting women of all races, class, sexual orientation and religion. WOCA strives to create a community that honors the experiences of various women of color.

WOCA Facebook Page
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The purpose of the Women in Science Initiative (WiSI) is to create a community of graduate students, postdocs, and faculty of every gender to foster the development of women in the sciences.

Email: wisi@brandeis.edu