Sexual Health, Advocacy & Relationship Education

Campus Support

Supportive Measures

The college will take steps to ensure equal access to its education programs and activities and protect the survivor as necessary. Supportive measures may be provided when requested and reasonably available, and may be available before the final outcome of an investigation. 

SHARE advocates and the SHARE program director can assist survivors in identifying and accessing appropriate supportive measures. The Title IX/504 coordinator will also offer supportive measures when a report of possible DHSM or Title IX violation is made. 

Campus escort

Community safety may be able to arrange for an escort to accompany a survivor across campus. (This service is available to anyone and no reason needs to be given.) 

Classes and coursework

Many of the following supportive measures can be accessed without making a report by working with the SHARE program director.

If the survivor and accused share a class, the survivor may be able to change sections or drop the class, even after the deadline. If this is not possible, the student services office can work with faculty to try to find an accommodation that will minimize the academic impact on the survivor. 

The Office of Student Life may be able to help arrange additional tutoring and other academic support and can alert faculty that a survivor may be experiencing difficulty. 

Counseling and medical care 

Counseling and medical care are available to students without charge. Contact health & counseling services for information.

Financial support

Student survivors may be eligible for emergency funds or an emergency loan from the college. Missed deadline fees may be waived. 

The college has some grants available for emergencies. These funds do not have to be repaid. Contact Associate to the Vice President & Dean of Admission & Financial Aid (Kat Buckspan) at 503/777-7538 or kbuckspan@reed.edu

Emergency loans may also be available to students. Contact Student Accounts and Loan Coordinator (Sara Rosenberger) at 503/777-7504 or srosenbe@reed.edu

Housing

It may be possible for survivors to change their residence on campus or end housing contracts. Survivors may be able to secure temporary emergency housing even if they live off campus. Contact a SHARE advocate or the program director for more information.

You can directly contact residence life during business hours. For emergency housing after business hours, contact community safety.  

No-contact and protective orders

No-contact orders between two Reed students may be requested from the director of community safety. No-contact orders are non-punitive and reciprocal. 

Protective or restraining orders may be issued by courts for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Protective orders may require the respondent to stay away from specific places or to avoid certain types of contact. If the respondent violates the protective order, they may be subject to criminal penalty. Reed honors all court-issued protective orders. For more information, contact an attorney or an advocate. 

Reporting assistance

SHARE advocates,  the SHARE Program Director, and HCC counselors can help survivors who wish to make a report to the college. Community safety can assist in reporting to law enforcement. 

Survivors of sexual assault who are interested in reporting to the college may wish to first contact the Victim Rights' Law Center; their attorneys can provide counsel on reporting and ensure that the student's rights are protected. 

Work scheduling

If the survivor or accused are employed on campus, the Title IX/504 coordinator can work with campus employers to minimize the possibility that employment will put the parties in contact.