Student Life Office

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


The Student Life Office

The Student Life Office (formerly the Office of the Vice President and Dean of Students) oversees the division of Student Life and provides support to students, faculty, staff, families and community members.

Our central purpose is to help students access campus and support resources, particularly during difficult situations. We work with students and relevant campus partners to address challenges and problems, and help advance ideas for positive change on campus.

The Student Life Office serves as a resource for Reed students and community members through:

  • Referrals to academic support and health services
  • Guidance on campus policies
  • Assistance with institutional wayfinding
  • Coordination of leaves and withdrawals
  • Intake and response to student concerns  
  • Dean’s certification and other requests for information

The staff in the Student Life Office possess an effective understanding of College policies, procedures, and community life and can work with individual students, parents, staff, and faculty to address conflicts, eliminate barriers to success, and identify and connect with campus and community resources. 

Are you concerned for a student?

The Student Life Office provides consultation, resources and outreach in partnership with offices across the division of Student Life and the college to address concerns for students in a sensitive and compassionate manner. Please visit Concerned for a Student? for more information.

Contact Us

The Student Life Office provides comprehensive support and resources to all students, parents and families, and the greater Reed community members. If you need assistance and don’t know where to begin, please contact our staff.