Dean of Students’ Office

The Dean of Students’ Office

The Office of the Vice President and Dean of Students – known informally as the Dean of Students’ Office – oversees the division of Student Services and provides support to students, faculty, staff, families and community members.

Our central purpose is to help students access campus and support resources, particularly during difficult situations. We work with students and relevant campus partners to address challenges and problems, and help advance ideas for positive change on campus.

The Dean of Students’ Office serves as a resource for Reed students and community members through:

  • Referrals to academic support and health services
  • Guidance on campus policies
  • Assistance with institutional wayfinding
  • Coordination of leaves and withdrawals
  • Intake and response to student concerns  
  • Dean’s certification and other requests for information

The staff in the Dean of Students' Office possess an effective understanding of College policies, procedures, and community life and can work with individual students, parents, staff, and faculty to address conflicts, eliminate barriers to success, and identify and connect with campus and community resources. 

Are you concerned for a student?

The Dean of Students’ Office provides consultation, resources and outreach in partnership with offices across Student Services and the college to address concerns for students in a sensitive and compassionate manner. Please visit Concerned for a Student? for more information.

Contact Us

The Dean of Students' Office provides comprehensive support and resources to all students, parents and families, and the greater Reed community members. If you need assistance and don’t know where to begin, please contact our staff.

The Dean of Students’ Office
Location: Eliot Hall 218
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9–5 pm; closed noon–1 pm
Telephone: 503/517-7396