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Student Life


The Division of Student Life empowers students to learn, lead, and engage the traditions of the liberal arts in the 21st century. As holistic educators, we partner with students through their development in academic & experiential learning, civic leadership & career development, diversity & inclusion, and wellness. We create an enduring community of belonging in which all students can take pride and realize their potential.

Our four main areas of concentration – health and wellness; civic leadership and career development; diversity; and experiential learning – are designed to support students’ transition to college by encouraging personal development, promoting co-curricular learning, stimulating educational success, and helping prepare students for lifelong careers. 

With over 70% of our students living on campus, this residential campus bustles with 100 registered clubs and organizations. Students learn to lead in a variety of ways, by directing outdoor trips, by serving as resident advisors, and by running the Co-Op. Through student government, they learn to be student legislators and executives. And whether they join clubs that are large, small, old, new, religious, cultural or artistic, they will discover new avenues for growth and exploration.  

Over 350 student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports programs offered at Lewis & Clark and a larger number participate in other recreational activities such as club and intramural sports.  

Student Life’s professional staff works with undergraduates in creating a vibrant, colorful, and at the same time supportive and nurturing environment.  The Division’s services include psychological counseling, teaching cognitive skills, managing housing and residential life, and providing health care, alongside coordinating meaningful programs for diversity and inclusion, community service, recreation and physical education, and career development.

Student Life invites you to be informed, get involved, and stay connected!

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