Diversity at Reed

Reporting Resources

Confidential Resources

Reed College's Confidential Resources:

Reporting Resources for Students

Students may report a bias incident and/or discriminatory harassment via the online form or by contacting any of the offices listed on this webpage. The recommended place for students to contact is the Dean of Students Office. However, any of the college officials listed on this webpage can help you to decide which remedies may be most appropriate in a given situation.

When appropriate, community members are encouraged to speak directly with the parties involved to work together toward a mutually agreeable resolution of the incident. Please consult The Honor Council for informal or formal mediation or The Judicial Board for formal adjudication.

Honor Council

The Mediation Subcommittee of the Honor Council facilitates informal and formal mediation. Formal mediation is a confidential, voluntary process moderated by a mutually agreed-upon mediator. Please see the mediation request form and Honor Council code.

Honor Council members also serve as an outlet for questions and concerns regarding Honor Principle issues and information about navigating the Honor Process, including the Bias Incident Report Process. Consultations with Honor Council are kept confidential.

Honor Council
Office location: GCC 033A
hc-students@lists.reed.edu

Judicial Board

The Reed College Student Judicial Board (J-Board) serves a vital role in a community governed by an Honor Principle. If community members are unable to work out an alleged Honor Principle violation amongst themselves, formal mediation fails to result in an agreeable solution, or the offense is sufficiently egregious, community members may submit a complaint to the J-Board for more formal adjudication. Please see the J-Board code and guide for submitting complaints.

Reporting Resources for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff may report bias related incidents or discriminatory harassment via the online form and/or explore options for addressing the problem by contacting any of the offices listed on this webpage. The Office of the Dean of the Faculty works primarily with faculty and the Office of Human Resources works primarily with staff.

When appropriate, community members are encouraged to speak directly with the parties involved to work together toward a mutually agreeable resolution of the incident. If no resolution using an educational process can be reached or a formal investigation is necessary to determine whether the DHSM policy has been violated, then the incident will be referred to the appropriate, formal grievance process.

If a student reports a biased related or discriminatory harassment incident to you or if you believe that they may be about to disclose an incident of bias or harassment, please follow the procedures outlined in the Resource Guide for Faculty and Staff Responding to a Report by a Student.

Additional Resources

Students and employees have the option at all times to file a criminal complaint with law enforcement or to seek a civil remedy, in addition to or in place of using the College’s procedures.

Individuals also always have the right to file a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education (for violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975):

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Website:
http://www.ed.gov/ocr

Or

Seattle Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Avenue Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Telephone: 206-607-1600
FAX: 206-607-1601; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov