Information on the Safety of the Brandeis-Bardin Campus

American Jewish University is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our campers, staff and visitors.  This will remain AJU's single highest priority.  

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued a formal statement regarding the safety of our property. Please read the DTSC's 2017 Community Update on Brandeis-Bardin.

DTSC has affirmed officially, publicly and definitively that the Brandeis-Bardin property is safe. Here is an excerpt from its statement:

"The Brandeis-Bardin Institute Campus is safe for use by Faculty, Staff, Students, and Campers. Contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) does not pose a health threat to users (e.g., campers, visitors, students, faculty, administrators or staff) of Brandeis-Bardin Institute, or other off-site areas."

(DTSC Community Update May 2017)

This update is accompanied by an extensive technical memo evaluating more than 25 years of data gathered from the Brandeis-Bardin Campus and an Executive Summary. This analysis includes studies conducted over many years by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Health, and others. This analysis also reviewed the many years of monitoring by the former Brandeis-Bardin Institute, now American Jewish University.

For additional updates, including regular testing results and reports, please reference the links below.

We invite and encourage any member of the community to reach out to us with questions via email at communicationsataju.edu or phone at (310) 440-1529.