Office for Restorative Practices

Division of Student Life

Office for Restorative Practices

The Honor Principle encourages all community members to consider the potential impact their actions have on other individuals and the community as a whole, and it promotes personal responsibility and mutual respect.

In collaboration with Honor Council, we promote campus education about the Honor Principle and the benefits of addressing conflict through mediation. In collaboration with the Restorative Justice Coalition, we support taking accountability when harm is caused, meeting the needs of the harmed party, repairing damaged relationships, and rebuilding trust.

In collaboration with the Judicial Board, we promote a learning-centered, procedurally sound, fundamentally fair response to alleged violations of policy and the Honor Principle. We also work closely with students who have been assigned sanctions, when there is a finding of responsibility, at the conclusion of a judicial process.

For more information, please contact Santi Alston, Title IX Coordinator and Program Director for Restorative Practices, or Kelsey Wirtzfeld, Systems Coordinator for Student Life.

Restorative Justice Coalition

Read more about the Restorative Justice Policy (effective date September 3, 2019).

RJ Coalition

Mission Statement

The Restorative Justice Coalition is a student-led organization seeking to transform the power dynamics perpetuated by traditional justice processes at Reed. Through the creation of intentional spaces for dialogue, accountability, and healing, we are working to build and sustain a community where everyone feels they have a voice.

What is restorative justice?

Restorative justice is an alternative to traditional judicial systems. It encourages taking accountability, gives all parties a voice, and allows the harmed party to voice what they need in order to heal. It is a voluntary process, and it prioritizes healing to punishment.

Who we are

A group of about 10 students on campus, including members of Honor Council, Judicial Board, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR), and Senate. The Coalition was created in 2017 by a group of students who wanted to address responses to cases of sexual harm. We’re dedicated to continuing this work in order to create an alternative system at Reed which can better address community needs.

What we do

We’re working to implement restorative practices as part of the current honor process, and our policy is designed to address the needs of all Reed community members. Our goal is to create a sustainable way to address conflict, particularly in cases which may not be fitting or appropriate for our current judicial procedures.

Contact us

If you have any questions or want to know more about what we do, feel free to send us an email: restorativereed@gmail.com.