Brandeis University News
Oct. 9, 2018
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Recent events in Washington have underscored deep divisions in our nation. As a university, we should not take a stand on partisan issues, but we can and will do everything possible to provide a supportive environment that protects all members of our community and educates us all about the profound and important issues we struggle with as a society.
So I am asking everyone in our community to use this moment as a time for reflection and learning. I want to remind students, faculty, and staff of the resources available to them here on campus. And I want to encourage all of us to make our voices heard beyond our campus.
For those who have faced sexual violence or who are feeling especially vulnerable, please remember this: Brandeis cares. Professional resources here on campus can provide you with compassionate and timely assistance. They include the university’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as these confidential services:
For a comprehensive list of resources available to students, faculty, and staff, please visit the Support at Brandeis website.
As the university’s Title IX website underscores, Brandeis is committed to providing students, faculty, and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working, one where people are treated with respect and dignity. If you have experienced, witnessed, or become aware of discrimination or sexual misconduct, you have rights and options. Brandeis offices can 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.
All of us also have a role to play in the political process. Justice Louis Brandeis, our namesake, observed that “the most important political office …