Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Alumni of Color Network

Alumni panelists sit at table with microphones
Alumni panelists at the Ted-Style Talks presented by the Alumni of Color Network during Alumni Weekend 2018.

The Alumni of Color (AOC) Network brings together alumni of color and their allies to create a community of inclusion and advance racial justice at Brandeis and beyond. If you are interested in joining our collective effort as Brandeisians to move toward a more equitable and just society, we invite you to get involved:

  • Attend engaging events in-person and online
  • Offer career advice and mentorship to students of color
  • Participate in customized programs and initiatives
  • Stay up-to-date on news that impacts our community and connect with like-minded alumni through our Facebook group

Our Mission

The Alumni of Color (AOC) Network Shared Interest Group is a self-selecting, opt-in community intended to serve as an affinity space for individuals from historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups, as well as their allies. Given legacies of exclusion through policies and practices based on race and ethnicity in our society, the AOC Network aims to address the needs of, and establish community among, Brandeis’ graduates of color and their alumni allies. By providing opportunities for alumni connections and mentorship to current students, the AOC Network supports the goals of the University in our collective efforts to move towards a more equitable and just society.

Stay Connected to Campus

Visit the following campus websites for more information about the student of color experience at Brandeis:

Meet Our Leadership Team

Liane I. Hypolite ’10
Liane I. Hypolite ’10

Co-Chair, Alumni of Color Network

Los Angeles, California
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Napoleon Lherisson ’11
Napoleon Lherisson ’11

Co-Chair, Alumni of Color Network

Durham, North Carolina
Teacher at the Cary Academy

Featured AOC Events

May 11, 2021
Black Women, Black Feminism and Justice
4 PM - 5:30 PM ET
Alumni College - Online
June 12, 2021
50 Years of Latinx Students at Brandeis hosted by the Alumni of Color Network
10 AM - 11:30 AM ET
Alumni Weekend - Online
June 13, 2021
Interfaith Virtual Session hosted by the Alumni of Color Network
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Alumni Weekend - Online