Support Services

Mailman House
Brandeis Counseling Center

The Brandeis Counseling Center provides counseling for students in times of stress and encourages them to ask for help with their most immediate concerns. The staff is experienced in dealing with deeper developmental and psychological issues ranging from stress and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders. Treatment is available in English, Cantonese, German, Hebrew, Mandarin and Spanish.

All concerns are addressed with sensitivity to and respect for diversity and individuality. We maintain the strictest standards of privacy and confidentiality and serve as a resource to the entire Brandeis community.

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Brandeis Faculty and Staff Pride Alliance

The Brandeis Faculty and Staff Pride Alliance is a faculty and staff association dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied members at Brandeis in their professional and community roles. The Alliance is open to all members of the faculty and staff who identify with the LGBTQ+ community or wish to be part of the peer network that supports the LGBTQ+ community on campus.

Brandeis Health Center

The Brandeis Health Center is staffed with licensed board-certified providers (doctors and nurse practitioners) committed to meeting your health care needs. They have two women's health nurse practitioners on board and provide a wide range of sexual health services, such as emergency contraception, contraception, routine screening tests, and clinical services for reproductive health. Additionally, the Health Center has a nutritionist on staff.

Call the Health Center at 781-736-3677 to schedule a visit.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to working collaboratively with our campus community to assess and support their strengths and needs in an effort to build high quality programming that evokes social change. Diversity, equity and inclusion across our multiple social identities benefit our entire community. Working and learning with people who are different from the norm, increases the likelihood of solving problems creatively, enhance critical thinking skills and develop strengths as teachers and as learners.

Contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC)

The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide resources, positive visibility, an affirming space and advocacy for lesbian, gay, same gender loving, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual students, staff and faculty at Brandeis University. Through education, community building, and programming for the entire university community, all are encouraged to participate in creating and maintaining an inclusive environment.

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Hiatt Career Center

The Hiatt Career Center supports Brandeis undergraduate students and alumni of all affiliations, backgrounds, identities and preferences in considering how intersecting identities might impact work and professional development. Every job seeker is unique and Hiatt Career Center recognizes that students skills, values, background and interests are most valuable to them in a working environment. The Hiatt Career Center is committed to helping them transition into the workforce by equipping them with resources that further enhance their career development and the individual, that may identify in a specific community or group.

You may also find the following resources helpful as you plan your career.

Contact the Hiatt Career Center

Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC)

The Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) is a confidential, student-centered resource serving members of the Brandeis community who have been impacted by violence and those who want to contribute to the anti-violence movement. 

PARC runs the university's "rape crisis" 24/7 hotline: 781-736-3370 with trained full-time professionals answering the calls.
University Ombuds

Members of the University Ombuds staff are available as a confidential, independent, impartial and informal source for all members of the Brandeis community including undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Ombuds staff, supports the dignity, well-being and safety of each visitor by providing a safe space to confidently talk "off the record" about difficult situations.

Contact the University Ombuds Office

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Women in Science Initiative (WiSI)

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.

Contact the Women in Science Initiative (WiSI)