Office for Student Engagement

Division of Student Life

Gray Fund 

Gray Fund programs aim to bring all members of the Reed community together through a variety of novel and unique experiences on and off campus. In the past, we have enjoyed musicians, performers, and artists on campus; explored the outdoors; visited unique Portland venues; taken dance and art classes; and engaged in many other cultural, social and recreational activities. All events are free of charge, substance-free, and open to students, faculty, and staff.

The Gray Fund was founded by Betty Gray in 1992 to enrich students’ lives outside the classroom and to bring all Reed community members together. The ultimate goal behind every Gray Fund event is to have fun!

Events and trips are planned by both the Office for Student Engagement and Athletics, Fitness, and Outdoor Programs. For more information about outdoor recreational programs, email Will Symms. For more information about other Gray Fund events or programs, email

For information on future events:

  • Check out the Gray Fund calendar of events.
  • Follow us on Instagram (@grayfund) to learn about events coming up.
  • Read the weekly events and programs newsletter email that you will receive once the semester begins.