Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Health and Wellness Resources

Graduate school can demand a lot of you, and we're here to connect you with programs and services that can help you thrive in our community. We know that wellness is a critical foundation for academic, personal, and professional success, so whether you seek academic support, food assistance, physical or mental health services, or a network of like peers, there are a range of campus resources available to you.

Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC)

Provides counseling for students in times of stress and encourages them to ask for help with their most immediate concerns; services include individual therapy, and therapy groups - a safe, supportive space where students can come together to address a variety of emotional experiences and learn effective coping skills.

The BCC also has a Student Advisory Board for students who are interested in mental health care, destigmatization, and accessibility. If you are interested in joining, please email the counseling center director, Amy Scobie-Carroll, at ascobiecarroll@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis Food Pantry and F.R.E.S.H.

Provides access to healthy food options for students and raises awareness about resources that are available at Brandeis and within the Greater Waltham community.

Center for Spiritual Life

Brandeis chaplains offer counseling, support and community to students of all faiths. Reach out to a particular chaplain or schedule with the chaplain who fits best into your schedule.

English Language Programs (ELP) at Heller

ELP tutorials help students develop their skills in all areas of language, including analytical writing and critical reading, as well as pronunciation, listening and speaking. Available to all Heller students, this free ELP service provides a safe space to work with highly trained language specialists.

Gender and Sexuality Center

The Gender and Sexuality Center provides leadership and expertise on diversity, equity, and inclusion; education and training on LGBTQ+ identities; and community and resources for LGBTQ+ people and allies. 

Graduate Student Affairs

Whether you are new to Brandeis or a returning graduate student, the staff at Graduate Student Affairs are committed to helping you navigate your time in graduate school. Life as a graduate student is busy and stressful — we are here to support you in doing your best academically while also taking care of yourself.

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) supports Brandeis international students and scholars from more than 116 countries around the globe. The ISSO is dedicated to supporting international students and scholars throughout their time spent in the Brandeis community.

Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC)

The Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center 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.

University Ombuds

A confidential, impartial, and informal resource; provides a safe space to talk confidentially and off the record about difficult situations and offer conflict resolution support. Email brandeisombuds@brandeis.edu or call on their confidential phone line (781.736.2265) to schedule an appointment.

Other Support Services