The Reed Shooting Sports Kollectiv (RSSK) organizes myriad events and activities to delight the hearts of Reed students, faculty, staff, and alumni who love (or might come to love) the smell of burning gunpowder. RSSK, one of the largest campus organizations, hosts gun safety training seminars (usually with a coinciding ice cream social), handgun shooting classes, subsidized shooting range field trips, gun show field trips, and self-defense classes. RSSK is named in honor of our campus “kommunist” organization, the “Reed Kommunist Shit Kollektiv” – they’re RKSK, we’re RSSK.
Formed in January of 2009 due to literally overwhelming interest in a Paideia course on shooting (we couldn’t fit everyone in the lecture hall), we’ve now received requests to get involved with our organization from nearly 20% of the current student body (not to mention alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and others).
All are encouraged to attend our on-campus seminars, and we especially encourage those with a distaste or fear of firearms to come and see why so many Reedies love guns and shooting! To become an RSSK member (and to receive e-mails about events) click here or e-mail us – rssk [at] rssk [dot] org.
We are not a political organization, generally speaking, and you will receive few or no e-mails about politics. However, all are welcome to join our Political Committee.
Please contact us with any questions! Media inquiry welcome.
Snail-mail to RSSK, MS#700, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202.