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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think they could do more and have more hours.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On-campus resources are genuinely helpful and always available to students in any emergency.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus because I know that as soon as I call the on-campus security they'll be there in a heartbeat. They're all super nice and have their own trading cards!!!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It really tells you something that the most unsafe I've ever felt was when nearby school students come to campus parties. Not to say that the majority of them are bad, I've met more great people from off-campus than not, but consent is a very, very big deal at Reed, and from what I've experienced at some other schools, this emphasis is not as great. Reed feels very safe, I actually get kinda nervous at parties at other schools, especially big state ones. But, as is unfortunately the case, always be careful at parties, regardless of where you are.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Community Safety Officers and new head of safety keep things safe.


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Students feel very safe at Reed. Reed's Community Safety department is not a police force. Reed Community Safety Officers (CSOs) patrol Reed's grounds, enforce rules, and generally check up on the student body. Unlike many police forces on campuses across America, Reed CSOs seek to ensure the safety and well-being of Reed students before sending them off to the local authorities. The majority of Reed students agrees that, despite the occasional theft of a bike or wallet, Reed's CSOs do an outstanding job of protecting the community. Rarely do students feel in danger while on campus, and if they do, Community Safety willingly provides an escort service at any hour of the night. In addition, Community Safety is easily accessible for any student with concerns, as the head of security has open doors for most of the day and provides a confidential place to speak freely about any concerns a student may have.

On the other side of campus, the Health and Counseling Center provides nearly free medical, personal, and emotional consultation, and cheap health care for students in need. No matter the health or personal emergency, the Health and Counseling Center willingly accepts walk-ins and appointments for students with concerns. Although sometimes slow in diagnosis and only possessing a trained nurse, the Health and Counseling Center adequately provides for the Reed community. If the problem is a bit too severe for them to handle, the Eastmoreland Hospital and Clinic is less than a block from Reed, and is equipped to handle many serious medical emergencies. Although problems do arise that neither Community Safety nor the Health and Counseling Center can manage, rarely do students feel that Community Safety is unable to assist them.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 28
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 3
Security Office
Community Safety Office
28 West
(503) 771-1112
Safety Services
  • Blue security phones
  • Escort services
  • General protection services
  • Lock-out assistance
  • Self-defense classes
Health Center
Health and Counseling Center
In the grey building on the west side of campus just north of 28 West
(503) 777-7281; (800) 607-5501 (after-hours)
Monday 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Confidential counseling and testing for STDs
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute illness, injury, and chronic conditions
  • Health promotions and resources
  • Immunizations
  • Preventative counseling and education
  • Women's health care and annual exams
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The most prevalent crime on Reed's campus has been burglary. After that, only a few isolated offenses have happened, concerning mostly car theft.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 13 responses

  • 23% Non-students on campus
  • 18% None
  • 14% Drugs
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 15 responses

  • 40% High quality, very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 20% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 36% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 64% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 64% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 29% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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