Support Services

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. Brandeis Counseling and Rape Crisis Hotline is a resource for all students. The Helpline responds 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.

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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 Counseling 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.

Rainbow flag with text: 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.

The Brandeis Health Center is staffed with licensed board certified providers (MD's 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. 

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. 

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The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center 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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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.

The Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) coordinates sexual assault and power-based violence prevention efforts in the campus community; serves as an advocate for student survivors; provides confidential support services to survivors; acts as a liaison to student organizations working on sexual violence prevention and intervention; and coordinates with campus partners to ensure that University policies and practices effectively identify, prevent, and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence/partner abuse, dating violence, and stalking.

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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.

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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