Student Life

Welcome to the Division of Student Life!

Student Life works directly and collaboratively with students to provide guidance and resources designed to optimize the quality of student life and student success in and beyond the classroom.

The mission of Student Life is to promote student success and wellbeing, and to foster an inclusive Reed community.

Student Life supports Reed’s educational mission

  • by providing information, guidance, and resources;
  • in collaboration with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and other community partners;
  • through sponsoring comprehensive programs and services;
  • in order to enhance learning in and beyond the classroom.

Message from Mike Brody, Vice President for Student Life


I have the great privilege of working with a staff of dedicated colleagues in the service of Reed College’s educational mission. It is our aspiration that intellectual and personal growth, as well as academic achievement at Reed will occur in the context of physical and emotional wellbeing, and a community of caring. We seek to enrich the Reed experience by supporting students' efforts in the classroom, and by extending the learning environment beyond the classroom, and beyond the campus. We attend to the whole student and the entire community, nurturing the passion, intensity, and creativity that characterize the Reed education. We endeavor to guide students in their quest to learn and grow from the moment they arrive at Reed to the day they graduate, and throughout their lives as Reed alumni.

We very intentionally work as a team, so if you have any questions and aren’t sure who to call, please don’t hesitate to contact my office (details below). We look forward to hearing from you.

Mike Brody
Vice President for Student Life

Student Life Departments, Offices & Programs

The departments, offices and programs within Student Life provide a wide range of resources intended to complement and enhance each student’s academic experiences.

Please read the descriptions below and visit the department websites to learn more about campus services and resources available to Reed students. If you are unsure which department to contact for specific information, contact the Student Life Office for assistance.

Student Life Office         

Eliot 218  |  503/517-7396  |  website
The Student Life Office coordinates a comprehensive network of student support and addresses concerns for students. The staff in the Student Life Office serve as a resource for students and community members to address challenges and advance ideas for positive change.

Academic Support

Dorothy Johansen (DoJo) House  |  503/517-7722  |  website
The Office of Academic Support offers peer tutoring, writing support, workshops, and individualized coaching to enrich and support students in their academic experience.

Athletics, Fitness & Outdoor Programs

Watzek Sports Center  |  503/517-7680  |  website
Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs oversees Reed’s Physical Education Department, club sports, the Reed ski cabin, Gray Fund recreational events, and the Reed Outing Club.

Community Safety

28 West  |  503/771-1112  |  website                                                                       
Community Safety provides campus and safety services 24 hours a day, including emergency response, door unlocks, and escort services. Community Safety Officers are trained staff available to receive, investigate, and respond to safety and security concerns.

Community Wellness

Student Center  |  503/517-7633  |  website
Community Wellness sponsors health promotion through the Peer Health Advocate and Night Owl programs. These student-driven programs sponsor events and workshops to educate the Reed community on stress management, mental health, physical activity and harm reduction.

Disability & Accessibility Resources

Dorothy Johansen (DoJo) House  |  503/517-7921  |  website
Disability & Accessibility Resources (DAR) works with students and faculty to determine appropriate academic accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities. DAR staff provide services and resources intended to facilitate equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in College programs, activities, and services.

Health & Counseling Center

Health and Counseling Center  |  503/517-7349  |  website
The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) offers counseling, medication consultation and management, primary care medical services, and an array of wellness services including consultation for stress management.

International Student Services

GCC 104  |  503/517-5538  |  website
International Student Services supports international students through resources and programs that help international students acclimate to life in the United States and thrive at Reed, while also facilitating their ability to share their diverse cultures with the rest of the college community.

Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)

Student Center  | 503/517-4102 |  website

The MRC coordinates and sponsors a wide variety of programs and events – including guest speakers, film screenings, lectures, artistic performances, and workshops – that enhance leadership skills, enrich the academic experience, explore social and cultural issues, and celebrate cultural traditions.

Office for Inclusive Community

Student Center  |  503/777-7518  |  website
The Office for Inclusive Community seeks to create and sustain an inclusive campus environment that meets the needs of all members. Accomplished through campus programming, facilitating constructive dialogues, and supporting all students as they explore the intersection of identities.

Restorative Practices

Eliot 108A  |  503/517-4842  |  website
Restorative Practices promotes the use of restorative justice, mediation, and other conflict resolution methods to address harm, repair relationships, and rebuild trust. The program supports a learning-centered, procedurally sound, fundamentally fair student conduct process.

Residence Life

28 West  |  503/517-7834  |  website
Residence Life coordinates placement in on-campus housing, community-focused programming, and a safe and welcoming environment for students in the residence halls.

Students for Education, Equity & Direct Service (SEEDS)

Student Center  |  503/517-7563  |  website
SEEDS builds and sustains programs that foster positive, healthy change in the world and are mutually beneficial for Reed students, staff, faculty, local community members, and community organizationsSEEDS brings community members and representatives of community organizations to campus for events, and provides pathways for students, staff, and faculty to get involved in this work both on and off campus. 

Sexual Health, Advocacy & Relationship Education (SHARE)

GCC 104  |  503/517-7966  |  website
The SHARE program provides training for students and employees on a wide range of issues, including prevention and intervention education, and offers confidential advocacy for students who have experienced sexual or relationship misconduct.

Student Engagement

Student Center |  503/788-6692  |  website
The Student Engagement office strives to nurture cross-campus involvement and to foster the intentional development of the whole student through support of student groups and programs, such as Orientation and Gray Fund cultural events.