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Student Life

Mission

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 Foci

  1. Academic & Experiential Learning - 
    • Active learning stimulated by students’ daily engagement with experiences and knowledge attained throughout the Lewis & Clark environment.
    • Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems (Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2013).
    • An understanding and disposition that a student builds across the curriculum and co-curriculum, from making simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new complex situations within and beyond the campus (Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2013). 
  2. Diversity - 
    • Increase students’ understanding of personal privilege and social identity and how identity shapes the ways one interacts with others and in the world.
    • Increase student’s Capacity to perceive differences and commonalities both within and between social groups.
    • Enhance interest in the wider social world and civic engagement.
    • Develop intercultural communication skills among staff and students
    • Ensure students have the ability to solve problems in diverse groups and settings.
  3. Leadership - 

    Lewis & Clark Student Life is a community of professionals and paraprofessionals who place Civic Leadership and Career Development at the heart of our work and our lives.  By recognizing our responsibilities to one another, we strive to answer the needs of our communities.  We engage in an ongoing process, integrating values, interests, personality, and skills through lifelong learning.  We cultivate leadership for purposeful lives and careers in an interdependent world.

  4. Wellness - 

    Lewis & Clark College should strive to create a campus community where students:

    • Explore wellness and its role in their lives
    • Discover their ability to influence their wellness outcomes
    • Fulfill their academic and personal potential through a commitment to the practice of wellness-minded decision-making
    • Exhibit respect and care for their mind, body, and spirit
    • Care for their community, accepting responsibility for how their actions impact themselves, others, and their environment
    • Experience a campus culture that supports healthy choices, and where students feel empowered to make these choices