Institutional Diversity

Visit Department Website

The Office for Institutional Diversity's mission is to create institutional vision and strategy and implement systems and infrastructure to support the college's commitment to being a diverse and inclusive learning, teaching and working environment. The Office for Institutional Diversity:

  • Provides leadership by working with the president's cabinet and senior staff to ensure all aspects of college life reflect the fundamental principles of intellectual pluralism espoused in the college's founding documents;
  • Develops relationships in the broader Portland community which align with Reed's commitment to intellectual pluralism and which promote the college's dedication to academic rigor;
  • Provides opportunities for Reed students, staff, faculty, and intersecting communities to deepen their understanding of a diverse array of peoples, ideas, and areas of intellectual inquiry.

Upcoming Events

So You Want To Talk About Race? A Conversation with Author Ijeoma Oluo

MLK Day of Engagement Speaker A book signing and reception will follow the public lecture, in Vollum lounge. Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker,...

1/28 6:00pm
Black Celebration Month: Leslie M. Alexander

Fear of a Black Republic: US–Haitian Relations in the Aftermath of the Haitian Revolution January 12, 2020 marked ten years since a massive earthquake...

2/17 4:30pm
Black Celebration Month: Algorithms of Oppression

Safiya Umoja Noble is an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the departments of information studies and African American...

2/20 6:30pm

Recent Events