S.T.A.R. (Students Talking About Relationships) is a face-to-face peer counseling group that works to provide stress relief for members of the Brandeis campus by allocating a safe space where students can openly discuss anything on their mind and feel heard. The goal of S.T.A.R. is to spread awareness about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. S.T.A.R. understands that relationships do not only occur between individuals (friend to friend, parent to child, roommate to roommate, etc); a person can also have relationships with ideas, feelings, actions and memories. Someone may even have a relationship with a relationship! The S.T.A.R. room (SCC 324) is a safe, judgement-free and completely confidential environment where students can come to talk. S.T.A.R. counselors complete an intensive 35-hour training each year to make sure that they are fluent in information about emergency contraception, domestic and sexual violence, conflict resolution, healthy communication and so much more. S.T.A.R. counselors have a tremendous compassion for their peers, and joined S.T.A.R. in an effort to reach out to the community. But S.T.A.R. is so much more than a peer-counseling group: S.T.A.R. is furthermore a reservoir of connections to people and organizations on and off campus that specialize in sexual violence, eating disorders, assault, self-harm, abuse - you name it, we have a resource for it. S.T.A.R. also holds "Study Breaks" open to the Brandeis community during finals periods, encouraging students to relieve stress with arts and crafts, food, and other activities! We are Brandeis students like you, and we are here to listen. Come visit S.T.A.R., a safe space where you can say anything!
This is a chartered club. That means that it can use University resources and can request funding from the Finance Board.