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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always feel pretty safe on campus. CSO's are friendly and great. usually you can go about your life without feeling like you're under strict watch, but if you do need something, CSO's are readily available, nice, and very willing to help.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have felt incredibly safe at Reed, though I am also a masculine bodied person. Many of my friends, however, who are of much more vulnerable groups similarly feel that Reed is an incredibly safe place; both including non-students and among students.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is crime on campus that is spoken of in student groups and support systems but the administration does not appear to care as much as the students do about other students.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus, but I have friends who have been uncomfortable alone at night.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Community Safety officers are super sweet and have always been super polite and nice to me. Just don't do dumb, obvious stuff and you won't have a problem.


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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 17 responses

  • 19% Non-students on campus
  • 16% None
  • 16% Drugs
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Walking alone
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Theft/robberies
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 9 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 18 responses

  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 72% 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 19 responses

  • 68% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 26% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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