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 services 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.

Departments within the Division of Student Life

The fourteen departments that comprise Student Life provide a wide range of programs and services intended to complement and enhance each student's academic experiences. To learn more about the programs and services under Student Life, visit this summary page or the individual department websites below.

Student Life departments

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.

The departments that comprise the division of Student Life are listed above. 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. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mike Brody
Vice President for Student Life