Student Life Office

Community Care and Resources in Response to Israel-Gaza Conflict

Reed College is a place of deep intellectual curiosity and exploration. The college is committed to the right to free speech and recognizes that dissent is an essential part of our academic mission. It is vital that Reed is a safe and welcoming place.

As a college, we strongly condemn antisemitism, Islamophobia, and racism. Everyone in our Reed community should feel safe to live, work, or study on campus while expressing their nationality or faith.

We have compiled these resources out of an abundance of care. We want to ensure each of our students feels safe on campus and has easy access to the areas of support below.

On-Campus Support

Off-Campus Support

This list is not exhaustive and is meant to serve as a starting place to find support in the wider community.

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
    • Connect to a trained crisis counselor 24/7
  • Crisis Text Line For BIPOC: Text STEVE to 741741
    • For the BIPOC community to connect to a trained crisis counselor 24/7
  • Greater Portland Hillel
    • College students from any campus may attend events held on any campus.
  • Islamic Society of Greater Portland
    • The Islamic Society of Greater Portland (ISGP) aims to provide an environment for social engagement and friendship between Muslims.
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
    • The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is the support system for your Jewish journey.
  • Muslim Community Center of Portland
    • The Muslim Community Center of Portland accepts believers of all backgrounds and works to serve and uplift the people they represent.
  • Oregon Warmline: 1-800-698-2392
    • In need of someone to speak with? Oregon Warmline is available Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Safe + Strong Helpline: 800-923-4357
    • Free, 24/7 emotional support and resource referral.


The policies listed below are the rules that govern our behavior as a community and set expectations for that behavior. It is important for all of us to be mindful of the words we use and how they can impact our living and learning environment. Reed College is dedicated to creating a campus where students, faculty, and staff can learn, live, and work in a safe and welcoming environment. If you believe you've experienced bias you are strongly encouraged to file a bias incident report or contact the Office for Institutional Diversity.

Community Messages from President Audrey Bilger