The Sexual Health, Advocacy, and Relationship Education (SHARE) Program is a student-driven, trauma-informed program of Reed College. We are committed to cultivating and inspiring a culture on campus that values autonomy, mutual respect, and the full realization of consent, with the goal of fostering a safe and supportive campus. We do so by offering confidential survivor-centered confidential advocacy services; connection to resources on and off campus; harm reduction and bystander intervention education; and resources encouraging healthy sexuality and relationships.
SHARE is comprised of two student groups, the Night Owls and the Advocates. SHARE students run the sexual health supply program, hold SHARE Lounges, and run SHARE Bar for special events; are present on weekends for sober, safe support; hold a peer support group for survivors; and are available as conduits of resources and knowledge for the Reed community.
- Contact a confidential advocate or L. Mattson (response within 48-72 hours)
- Find out about the Night Owl weekend harm reduction program.
- Order safer sex supplies online (orders may take up to two weeks to process)
Please note that SHARE is not an emergency service. For immediate confidential support, please contact Call to Safety at 1-888-235-5333 or 503-235-5333 (24/7 free and confidential support).
You can also contact RAINN at 800-656-4673
SHARE Programs & Services
Confidential Advocates provide support for people who have experienced any kind of interpersonal violence, including sexual harassment, relationship abuse, unwanted sexual contact, sexual assault, and stalking. Advocates can assist identifying supports, safety planning, and connecting to resources on and off campus.
SHARE Advocates and the Program Director are certified confidential advocates with legal privilege, with training through the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force. We are not counselors, but do provide emotional support and referral to counseling if requested. The information shared between advocates and survivors is protected by legal privilege. This means that we are not legally allowed to share most information we receive without written permisson of the survivor. In addition to individual meetings, SHARE's survivor peer support group provides community for survivors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Night Owls offer students support in staying safe during weekend evenings and special social events. Night Owls walk campus between 10pm and 2am on Friday and Saturday nights, offering support such as accompaniment to a residence hall, a snack or some water, and friendly conversation. They have no enforcement role, but will call community safety for support if asked, or if someone is experiencing a medical emergency. We also provide primary prevention education, focusing on community accountability, bystander intervention, and harm reduction.
Night Owls and Advocates staff SHARE Lounge, a safe and sober space open from 10pm-1am on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Sexual Health Education program provides safer sex supplies and information to students on and off campus. Our order form contains helpful information pertaining to sexual health supplies and where to go for additional resources.
Your Body, Your Choice
SHARE unreservedly supports consent, choice, and bodily autonomy. If you are a person who can get pregnant and live in one of the states where abortion is now illegal, we encourage you to take steps to protect yourself, and to share information with others.
Survivors Have Options
Survivors of interpersonal violence have the right to choose who to talk with about their experiences, and what they want to do next. Please contact a confidential SHARE advocate or L. Mattson to discuss these options & more:
- Get medical care (including emergency contraception and evidence collection).
- Receive counseling and referrals.
- Learn about supportive measures (including academic, financial, and safety).
- Get information about and coordinate supportive measures without reporting your experience to the college.
- To make a report to the college and receive supportive measures with or without an investigation (contact Chris Toutain, Title IX Coordinator: email@example.com)
- Make a formal complaint to initiate an investigation and grievance process (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Report to law enforcement (with help from the college if you want it).
Explore the SHARE webpage sidebars for additional information about our programs, services, and resourcees.