My Freshman House Advisor was the first upperclass(wo)man I met last year. HAs promote Reed College student resources, help students in need of personal, academic, health, or mental health support, organize dorm outings throughout the school year, and make residential life at Reed superb.
In the second floor of Bidwell, where I abide, Angelynn is the House Advisor. She is a spunky, uproarious, and kindhearted lassie.
This is Angelynn’s second year as a House Advisor. At the end of her freshman year, Angelynn’s roommate suggested she apply to be an HA. The more Angelynn thought about it, the more she realized “being an HA would be beneficial to me in every way. I get a shot at making living-at-Reed matter, and perhaps share a similarly fantastic and funky community I got to experience my first year in J-dorm.”
Angelynn loves being a liaison between Reedies and Residence Life because she gets to share her floormates’ input about living on campus, and she claims being an HA has allowed her to meet a lot of interesting people.
The Resident Directors assist HAs in all their undertakings. RDs are full-time professional staff members who work and live on the Reed campus.