Key Support Resources for Students
Mental & Emotional Well-being: On-Campus Resources
Contact: 503/517-7349, counseling staff bios
- The counseling staff includes psychologists, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, a case manager, and psychology and psychiatric nurse practitioner interns and residents. The medical staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and a medical assistant. The clinic also supports wellness with a variety of student promoted wellness activities.
- Connecting with Gabe Baker, LCSW (licensed clinical social worker)
- Gabe is a case manager in the HCC who works collaboratively with students to create action plans to resolve barriers to academic and personal success. She can help with referrals to off-campus clinicians and questions about insurance, co-pays, transportation to off campus providers, and more.
- Gabe has relationships with a wide range of culturally competent and responsive off-campus providers, and she can help make referrals.
Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Advocates
Contact: 503/847-9772, email@example.com
SAPR advocates are trained Reed students who serve as confidential advocates for survivors of sexual misconduct, relationship abuse, and stalking.
- Peer Health Advocates host workshops on reproductive health, mental health, self-care, and other health promotion programming.
- Night Owls offers students support in staying safe during weekend evenings and special social events.
Mental & Emotional Well-being: Off-Campus Resources
- Brace Space is a center in SE Portland that provides experienced care for transgender and genderqueer youth, families, and adults.
- Jessica Wilson, PsyD, a provider at Brave Space, frequently works with Reed students.
Call to Safety is a community-based, crisis advocacy line that provides information and support to survivors of sexual misconduct, relationship abuse, and stalking.
Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis
- This organization can provide information about mental health providers in the community who accept payment on a sliding scale.
Contact: Text STEVE to 741741
- The Steve Fund is a crisis text line specifically for students of color.
- A live, trained counselor will receive the text and respond to you quickly to provide support.
Other Community-based Resources
Health & Physical Well-being
Reed Medical Services (HCC)
Contact: 503/777-7281, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: 503/777-7285, hours of operation can be found online.
Reed offers a wide range of PE classes, fitness classes, and outdoor programs that support students’ wellness and self-care.
Planned Parenthood, Southeast Portland Health Center
Contact: 503/422-0652, email@example.com
The gym is owned by Reed graduate Emily Corso ’10. Bold & Badass Fitness often hosts self-defense classes specifically for LGBTQ and POC.
Affordable Dental Care Resources
Food & Housing
Students are permitted to transfer board funds from their account to another boarding student’s account (reed.edu/res_life/policies/dining.html).
Reed Winter Food Drive
Contact: Dayspring Mattole, 503/777-7518, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office for Inclusive Communities and a number of student groups and staff departments host a food drive in early December. The drive collects non-perishable food items to be available for Reed students who remain in Portland over winter break.
Reed Residence Life
Contact: 503/777-7536, email@example.com
Oregon Food Bank has a searchable list of community resources including food pantries, community meals, and more.
EBT Cards (Food Stamps or SNAP)
Currently enrolled students who live off-campus or live in a campus apartment and do not have a board plan may be eligible for food stamps.
Overall Financial Support & Emergency Assistance
Contact: 503/777-7223, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Counseling regarding financial aid is available every day during regular business hours. Contact the financial aid office to set up an appointment.
- Reviews are typically conducted when a significant change in a family's financial situation occurs or because incorrect information was provided on the aid applications.
- Applications are available online.
Reed Emergency Loan Funds
- Emergency loan funds serve students who are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to receive assistance from their parents or family members on an emergency short-term basis. These emergency loans are typically limited to $500 or less and must be repaid by the end of the semester in which the loan is made.
- Application is made through the business office.
Reed Emergency Fund
- The emergency fund is a limited resource available for students who have short-term or one-time needs that are deemed immediately vital to the personal health or the academic well-being of the student. These funds may become available only after one has exhausted all funding opportunities available through student financial aid and the Reed Emergency Loan Funds.
- Funds are administered through Mike Brody, Vice President of Student Services, and Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid.
Office for Inclusive Community and Low SES/First Gen Student Group Resources
Contact: Dayspring Mattole, 503/777-7518, email@example.com
- Fall semester winter clothing drive: This drive is typically organized in October or November; clothing is usually be distributed in late November or early December.
- Textbook exchange: This collaboration between the Peer Mentor Program and Low SES/First Gen student group is typically organized in May.
- Laundry scholarships: The Low SES/First Gen student group coordinates mini-scholarships for students, including distributing funds for laundry.
Thesis Printing/Binding Costs
Contact: 503/777-7223, firstname.lastname@example.org
If your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is <$5000, it’s possible to be reimbursed through financial aid for thesis printing/binding costs up to $125. Email the financial aid office or drop in for a reimbursement form.
Contact: Dial 211 or 503/222-5555; hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
211 has a community directory of local resources for emergency food, health care, legal services, counseling, housing, shelter, and more—including a mobile app!
Contact: David Gruber, 503/517-7722, email@example.com
- Academic support services offers workshops, individual coaching, and free peer tutoring. Schedule an appointment with a tutor.
- Students can also meet with staff for help navigating academic life:
- Students facing challenges that interfere with academic success can meet with Julie Maxfield to discuss relevant resources, strategies, and administrative options to help get back on track. Julie can also help students negotiate difficult conversations with faculty.
- David Gruber meets with students for study skills help in areas such as time management, conference participation, writing, active reading, and note taking.
- Emily Suvada is the Quantitative Skills Center Coordinator and can help with math background skills (such as algebra, trigonometry, basic calculus, word problems), Excel software, math anxiety, problem sets, and exam review for quantitative material.
Contact: 503/517-7921, firstname.lastname@example.org
- DSS works on an individual basis with students with disabilities to determine appropriate accommodations, supports, and adjustments—for students’ academic and housing issues—to facilitate equal access to college programs and activities. DSS also offers academic coaching around time management, organization, and study skills.
- For students who do not yet have documentation to support their pursuit of accommodations, there are funds available to pay for off-campus evaluations. Contact DSS for more information.
Contact: make an appointment online.
Staff in student services regularly meet one-on-one with students about academic support, assistance in addressing obstacles to student success, guidance on campus policies and procedures, and collaboration on student and campus life initiatives.
Career Exploration and Preparation
- CLBR offers workshops and individual advising to help students identify opportunities, secure jobs or internships, prepare grant or fellowship applications (both Reed sponsored and nationally competitive), pursue graduate or professional school, network with alumni, and more.
- The Center for Life Beyond Reed offers a lot of information on their website, including a step-by-step guide to networking and applying for grants and internships.
- Career Advancement Fund
- Students can apply to receive up to $500 in support of professional development goals. Examples of funding include travel to interviews, conferences, or trainings; professional attire; standardized test registration or prep (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.); and graduate school application fees.
- Fellowships Search Tool
- CLBR has a search tool for all available fellowships and grants. The search function contains a filter to see only opportunities that have “support for diversity/under-represented groups.”
Graduate School Test Prep Assistance
- GRE Fee Reduction Certificates are available. Contact the financial aid office if you think you might be eligible for financial assistance.
- Learning Express Library is a free resource for Reed students and alumni. Create an account and access GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT practice tests at no charge.
- Oregon State Bar’s Diversity & Inclusion office provides a number of scholarships and financial resources.
- On-campus advising: Connect with staff in the Center for Life Beyond Reed for 1:1 advising about how to approach networking and take advantage of these opportunities.
- Reed Career Network: Reed alumni are your biggest network, and they want to help you succeed. Use our IRIS database to identify Reedies with majors or careers of interest who are waiting to help you launch your career.
- Reed Switchboard: Switchboard offers real-time connections with members of the Reed community. The membership includes current students, alumni, staff, and faculty. Post and respond to asks (“I need something you have”) and offers (“I have something you might need”).
Peer Advocacy and Support ResourcesContact: email@example.com
- Student interns are available to meet with students individually to discuss personal, academic, and campus climate issues or concerns. MRC staff bios and office hours are posted in the GCC.
Peer Mentor Program (PMP)
PMP supports first-year and transfer students with their college transition by pairing them with a peer mentor who provides guidance and support throughout the mentee's first year at Reed. Benefits of participating include joining a dynamic and diverse group of Reedies and attending exciting educational, cultural, and social events sponsored by PMP and other departments.
Additional Resource Guides for Students