Community safety office
28 West (on SE 28th between Woodstock and Steele)
24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies
Switchboard: extension "0" (503/771-1112)
Emergencies: extension 7533 (503/777-7533)
To report a theft: extension 7533 (503/777-7533)
Gary Granger, Director of Community Safety. Extension 7379 (503/777-7359)
Rick Fagerstrom, Operations Manager. Extension 4608 (503/459-4608)
Monica Lobeck, Administrative Manager. Extension 6684 (503/788-6684)
At Reed College, the safety and well being of students, faculty, staff, and guests on campus is the primary function of the community safety office. Working with residence life, health services, and a variety of student organizations, the goal of the community safety office is to keep the campus safe and secure and assist the community in upholding the honor principle. The community safety office works with the Portland police and fire bureaus, the Multnomah County sheriff's department, the district attorney's office, Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management, the Portland Office of Emergency Management, and other colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest.
The crime awareness and prevention program includes talks to dormitories each fall about ways to help maintain a safe community and campus safety alerts (posters and bulletins) when there is an incident regarding the safety of the community. Crime prevention manuals are available at the community safety office at 28 West.
The community safety office works with the fire marshall and Reed's environmental safety coordinator to prevent fires and fire hazards. All fire extinguishers should be in working order; anyone who notices an exception should call Kathleen Fisher, environmental safety coordinator, at extension 7788.
The college provides several resources to educate the community about rape, including brochures, classes in women's self-defense, and discussions during annual crime prevention talks. The community safety office encourages all students to attend the presentations that take place in residence halls and other group meetings throughout the year.
Criminal incident investigation and reporting, including sexual assault
A student who is or thinks she or he may be a victim of harassment, sexual harassment, rape, any other type of sexual abuse, theft, or other crime is strongly urged to file a report with a community safety officer. Once the report is made, appropriate and confidential follow-up can take place.
Theft is the most common crime on any campus. In order to minimize loss, students are encouraged to observe the following precautions:
- Mark a computer, bike, and other metal or plastic belongings with an engraver, available from community safety.
- Mark books with names and box numbers.
- Lock dorm rooms and windows.
- Report any issues with bicycles to Community Safety immediately; e-mailed photos of observed damage, broken locks, etc. are welcome.
- Don’t leave possessions unattended and visible in your car.
- Don’t leave possessions unattended anywhere, even for a few minutes.
- Lock bikes and helmets with a high-security u-lock attached to an immovable object in an open, highly frequented area.
- Lock car doors. Use a steering wheel locking device (available in the bookstore).
- Report theft as soon as possible (extension 7533).
How students can help maintain a safe campus
- Register your motor vehicle (it's free).
- Register your bicycle (also free).
- Observe the precautions above regarding theft.
- Report theft if it occurs.
- Report any suspicious activity to the community safety office.
The drinking age in Oregon is 21. All alcohol is regulated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). In accordance with federal guidelines, Reed College supports local, state, and federal law regarding alcohol and controlled substances. The college also provides education and assistance for those who need it. The abuse of any substance is intemperate and inimical to the mission of Reed College.
Oregon Revised Statutes 163.305 to 163.465 are the Oregon laws governing sexual offenses, including rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, sexual misconduct, and public indecency. Rape in Oregon is defined as "any penetration, however slight" without consent. In Oregon, male-female sexual assault is prosecuted as rape, male-male sexual assault as sodomy, and "penetration by a foreign object by force" is a separate offense. All are felonies in Oregon.
Reed College security report and crime statistics by year
Reed's Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Reed; on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can view a copy of this report here.
Crime statistics in this report from off-campus venues and adjacent streets were compiled in collaboration with the Portland police bureau. These statistics are substantiated by the community safety office in collaboration with the dean of students and the Portland police bureau. Double counting of these crimes is avoided by an oversight process conducted by the office of community safety.
Reed College received no reports of crimes motivated by hate or bias during the reporting period.
If you have any questions about the prevention of crime on campus, please call "0" or 503-771-1112, extension "0" or stop by 28 West and ask to meet with a crime prevention staff member.