My first year, I started going on trips with the Reed Outing Club, and as a sophomore I joined the club’s leadership team. We led numerous hiking and backpacking trips in the Pacific Northwest, going to places like Olympic National Park, Mount St. Helens, Owyhee Canyonlands, and the North Cascades.
Getting involved at Reed is more than just signing up for an extracurricular activity. It's an invitation to share your talents, discover new passions, and make a difference. All are welcome in our student clubs (no fraternities or sororities here), so you can be yourself and find your community. Whether you want to write for a campus publication or learn how to scuba dive, you can seize the opportunity to shape your Reed experience.
Connect and Create
From cultural and identity-based groups to clubs focused on arts, politics, and everything in between, Reed offers over 90 student-led groups to explore. Have a new idea for a club? We’ll help you get started.
Whether you're looking to stay active with club sports or explore the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty, Reed's athletics and outdoor programs are here for you. Join a rugby game, take archery classes, or book the Reed ski cabin.
Insights from Reed Students
I worked in the Reed canyon, made amazing friends—human, plant, and animal—and learned a lot about ecological restoration techniques and native plants.
I wouldn’t have made it through Reed without the rugby team, which I was honored to captain for two years, personally disproving the myth that Reedies aren’t sporty.
Engage and Make an Impact
Take an active role in creating positive change on campus and beyond. Whether you’re restoring Reed canyon or connecting with high school students from neighboring schools, you can make a difference in our Reed and Portland communities.
Your Hub for Involvement
The Office for Student Engagement helps you navigate all the activities and resources Reed has to offer. From leadership development to accessing free experiences, we can help you make the most of your time at Reed.