Diversity at Reed
Multicultural affairs 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 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 dialogue about issues regarding inclusion and diversity, especially regarding the ways these issues impact our campus and students' everyday experiences. The MRC interns host 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 incoming students of color and first generation students by providing access to a peer mentor, academic support, and community development outings.
Active student organizations
Multicultural Affairs works closely with several student organizations, providing support, resources, and a sounding board for ideas. We regularly collaborate with students from the following organizations:
- DIY ALANA Studies
- Queer Alliance
- Feminist Student Union
- Blue Heron Infoshop/Collective
- Privilege Workshop
- Women's Center
Find more information about Reed student organizations at the Student Activities website.
Multicultural affairs is the home to SEEDS: Students for Empowerment, Engagement, and Direct Service. SEEDS provides institutionally supported opportunities for Reedies to engage Portland communities via direct community service.
For more information on multicultural affairs at Reed, visit our website: http://www.reed.edu/multicultural_affairs/.