Our Signature Programs
The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagements implements programs and services that involve the Lewis & Clark community as a whole and are catered to help support students from underrepresented communities. A primary goal of our programs and services is to foster critical engagement with topics and issues of diversity and inclusion.
Great Expectations is a no-cost program geared towards helping incoming first generation college students transition to college. Students are invited to attend a two day retreat where they will have direct access to numerous faculty, staff, students, alumni, and resources. Students will also be assigned a LEAP mentor and participate in other programs throughout their first year at Lewis & Clark.
The Department coordinates heritage month celebrations and a week long celebration to commemorate the movement of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We host annual receptions and meetings for Alumni of Color and Allies and the Professionals of Colors Network and Allies.
For students, opportunities for campus dialogue to explore topics of diversity, inclusion, and social justice are numerous. There are Diversity Dialogues, which explore compelling issues relating to culture, identity, and prejudice. We also take dialogues about issues of identity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice to a digital space through our Twitter Tuesdays: #IMEchat! More informal gatherings are also offered through the Students of Color Speakeasy, a chance to have good food, drinks, and company with peers. The Students of Color Speakeasy is a safe space where students of Color can join in on the real talk about what it is like to be a student on campus and within the community.
In addition to our community-wide Signature Programs, we support a number of groups on campus.