Student Life Office

Reed College Staff Vollum Funds

Vollum Funds are available each semester for staff members to use for the purpose of facilitating social interactions between students and staff.

Funding may be used for:  

  • Hosting meals for students on- or off-campus
  • Attending plays, movies, museums, sporting events or for recreational activities
  • Fees for using Reed vans, taking public transportation, Uber/Lyft or fuel costs

Funding may not be used for: 

  • Gifts
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Student initiated activities

Eligibility & Schedule

Staff members working >.5 FTE are entitled to $100.00 per semester, and staff working <=.5 FTE are given $50.00 per semester. Unused funds do not roll over. Staff may also combine their funds with those of other staff members for larger events. If you would like to request additional funding, please contact Cathy Carrington at  

The schedule for funding is as follows:

  • Spring Semester: January 25, 2021 – June 30, 2021
  • Fall Semester: TBD

If you have any questions about funding, please contact Cathy Carrington at  


A receipt must accompany your reimbursement. If you use cash or a personal card, please submit receipts to the administrative assistant in Student Life Office in Eliot 218. If a pCard was used to make the purchase, please send an email to for the accounting information to use when reconciling your card. Printed authorization will need to be included in the pCard envelope.