Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. founded his Society of Fellows at Lewis & Clark College on June 4, 1993. The undergraduate honor society aims to create new generations of leaders by singling out and bringing together educators and students of the highest caliber in a lifelong association that begins with study at the College.
Membership is extended to seven second-year students annually; it is the highest honor bestowed by the College on its students. Four endowed professors, one each from the disciplines of History, Science, Government and Economics, also serve as members of the Society. The student fellows determine, plan and implement a number of programs each year, including hosting a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and bestowing a Teacher of the Year Award.