The Office for Inclusive Community at Reed is attempting to push the evolution of student services regarding diversity and inclusion, while helping the campus reach the goal of inclusive excellence. We see our goal as expanding on the popular "home away from home" model that you see at many institutions. We want to challenge all students to develop inclusive learning communities, to move beyond their own diversity comfort zones, and to build the communicative skills associated with intercultural maturity. We look forward to seeing the growth of inclusive learning communities at Reed.
Multicultural Resource Center
The MRC serves as a space where students and other Reed community members can come together to talk about issues regarding inclusion and diversity, especially regarding the ways these issues impact our campus and students' everyday experiences. The MRC hosts a variety of programs and events in the MRC, including weekly Tuesday Talks, workshops, and lectures. The space is also well used by student organizations for meetings, gatherings, and other events.
Peer Mentor Program
The Peer Mentor Program serves students from underrepresented communities by providing access to a peer mentor, academic and social support, and community development outings.
Active student organizations
The Office for Inclusive Community works closely with several student organizations and peer support networks, providing support, resources, and a sounding board for ideas. We regularly collaborate with students from the following organizations:
- Blue Heron Infoshop
- DIY ALANA Studies
- Feminist Student Union
- Gay/bi men
- Learning differences
- Low socioeconomic status/first-generation
- Men of color
- Queer Alliance
- Trans*/gender non-conforming
- Women of color
SEEDS (Students for Empowerment, Engagement, and Direct Service) provides institutionally supported opportunities for Reedies to engage Portland communities via direct community service.