Women in Science Initiative

Health and Wellness

Brandeis Resources

"The Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) focuses on stabilization and short-term individual therapy and group therapy. Case managers can help you find appropriate referrals off campus. All services delivered at the BCC will be billed to insurance with no out-of-pocket expense for students."

"Our office is composed of a network of offices and groups that support community members in the various dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our reporting offices include the Gender and Sexuality Center, Intercultural Center, Office of Equal Opportunity, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and the University Ombuds."

"Our job in Health and Wellness Promotion (HAWP) is to support your well-being so you can make the most of your time at Brandeis. We coordinate campus-wide health and wellness efforts through evidence-based promotion and prevention strategies, such as educational programs and events, health information and resources, and peer educators."

"In our role as ombuds staff, we support the dignity, well-being and safety of each visitor by providing a safe space to confidentially talk about difficult situations. We meet personally with you to actively listen to your concerns and discuss options and resources for conflict resolution. We operate outside of official or sanctioned university grievance or notification processes. We also provide feedback on trends to support Brandeis' work to create an inclusive community where individuals from all backgrounds and life experiences are heard and valued."

The Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center (PARC) provides a warm and welcoming space that is open to survivors, as well as supporters and friends of survivors, from noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic year. The office is staffed by two trained peer advocates, and services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Confidential one-on-one conversations (available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi and Punjabi)
  • Support during the reporting processes to Title IX and/or the police
  • Connections to both on-campus and off-campus resources
  • Self-care and grounding exercise
  • Campus escorts and study buddies

"If you have experienced, witnessed or become aware of discrimination or sexual misconduct, you have rights and options. Brandeis offices have been established to help you seek support and report the incident to university officials and/or local law enforcement. The university is committed to responding promptly and effectively once notified of any form of discrimination based on sex and forbids retaliation against an individual who has filed a complaint."

Boston and National Resources

Call hotline 24/7: 800-841-8371 or web chat 9 a.m.–11 p.m. every day.

"A confidential support program for women who are PhD candidates or postdocs experiencing difficult work environments that are negatively impacting their lives and careers."

Friends of Sarah's guiding principles:

  • This is a safe and confidential space. Anonymity is required.
  • Our purpose is to provide support, skills and resources to any woman in STEM.
  • Our organizers and speakers are guides who offer advice.
  • Attendance is open to anyone with a desire for change.

Call 617-600-7531 or email Sarah@FriendsofSarah.org.

Working to prevent and end relationship abuse. 

Hotline: 617-742-4911 or toll-free: 1-800-832-1901

Suicide prevention resources.

Call or text help line: (877) 870-4673

Live chat feature or call hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)