The Office for Inclusive Community (OIC) seeks to build community for collective liberation and positive social change through relationships with students, staff, faculty, and members of the broader Portland community; support students' holistic wellness; expand the scope of the academic mission by offering opportunities for students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the outside world, especially as it pertains to social change, social justice, equity, and racial justice; and create positive structural and systemic change that advances institutional equity at Reed. The OIC includes the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), the Peer Mentor Program (PMP), and SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service) Community Engagement.
Multicultural Resource Center (MRC): The MRC is housed in the Student Center. Throughout the year, the MRC coordinates and sponsors a wide variety of programs and events such as guest authors and speakers, film screenings, lectures, artistic performances, conferences, and workshops. We provide programs that enhance leadership skills, enrich the academic experience, explore social and cultural issues, and celebrate cultural traditions.
Peer Mentor Program (PMP): The Peer Mentor Program assists first year and transfer students with their academic transition by pairing them with a peer mentor who provides guidance and support throughout the first year at Reed. The program begins with a four day pre-orientation Odyssey and coordinates social and academic activities throughout the year.
As Reed's primary program for community engagement, SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service) builds mutually beneficial relationships within the Portland community to foster sustainable and positive change. SEEDS is committed to expanding the scope of the academic mission and supporting Reed students in developing tools for self-reflection and passion for lifelong engagement. You can sign up for one-time volunteer opportunities, weekly commitments, and learn about off-campus Federal Workstudy positions.