Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity is a vital aspect of a thriving academic community, and Reed is committed to creating an inclusive living, learning, and working environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to succeed.

At Reed College, we work to foster a culture of empathy, understanding, and intellectual curiosity. We want our students, faculty, and staff to be challenged and inspired by perspectives, analysis, and experiences different from their own. That's why Reed continues to take significant steps toward becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

In recent years, our students have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement for social justice, pushing for changes in the college’s priorities, policies, curriculum, and commitment to equity. We're excited to share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with you, and we invite you to learn more about the resources, programs, and events available to our students and community.

Commitment to Diversity and Anti-Racism Statements

Drafted by students, Reed’s Diversity Statement and Anti-Racism Statement assert our commitment to full participation in serious and open intellectual inquiry by students, faculty, and staff, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socioeconomic status, or disabilities.

Read the Statements

First-Year Reed Student Demographics

Plant SEEDS of Change

Join Students for Education, Equity, and Direct Service (SEEDS) to support positive and sustainable change in Portland. You’ll strengthen your commitment to social justice and build community through volunteering at food pantries, learning from activists, and more.

Learn about SEEDS

Creating an Inclusive Campus

Learn about the Reed campus offices dedicated to ensuring the full and equitable participation of all members of the Reed community.

Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)

Find a space to be yourself at Reed's multicultural resource center (MRC), which cultivates identity exploration and develops the leadership skills of historically underrepresented and marginalized students. We celebrate diversity and educate students on issues from inclusion to social justice. Plus, our welcoming environment is the perfect spot to study or take a break between classes.

Office for Institutional Diversity

Established in 2011, the Office for Institutional Diversity works to establish a diverse and inclusive learning, teaching, and working environment. That includes offering programs that explore different cultures, ideas, and academic fields. The office also builds connections with Portland communities that share Reed's values of diverse perspectives and academic excellence.

Peer Mentor Program

Join Reed's Peer Mentor Program (PMP) for a supportive community that helps new students from underrepresented backgrounds transition to college. Connect with a junior or senior student mentor who will guide you during your first year.

Additional DEI Resources at Reed

Upcoming Events