Resources for Prospective Students

Lewis & Clark students thrive in a vibrant, colorful, and supportive environment. The entire Division of Student Life works hard to create a place of belonging in which you can take pride and realize your full potential, both in and out of the classroom.  Visit to explore student resources, news and events.


GET INVOLVED - Student run clubs, groups, and resources

SCIT - Students for Cultural Inclusion in the Theatre

We are looking for writers, actors, directors, prop designers, scenic designers, and literally anybody who is interested in theater, but doesn’t know what they want to do! SCIT is looking for both POC and white students who are interested in fostering a culturally inclusive community to uplift marginalized voices. We are looking for passionate creators of all skill levels to work on various projects throughout the semester.  For more information email OR follow @lcskit on instagram.

PAUSE. - Journal for dramatic expression

The mission of the (Pause.) board is to facilitate, produce, and publish student-written dramatic literature in the form of the annual (Pause.) Journal of Dramatic Literature and the biannual Once Upon a Weekend festival. We are a group that sets out to encourage student playwrights both by publishing and producing their work and also by involving those interested in playwriting or editing in the publishing process.  For more information email OR follow @pauseboard_lc on instagram.

Serious Club/ Scripted Improv

To educate those who have an interest in basic improvisational forms as well as provide free entertainment to students in the form of improv shows.  For more information email OR follow @lcimprov on instagram.

LCDANCE - The Lewis and Clark Dance Company

LCDance is a student-led club that holds a spring dance production called Dance Y as well as providing student-led and guest artist workshops, dance programming, and a centralized, casual place for student dancers to come together! We are welcoming of all dance styles and abilities and feel at the core that dance should be something that should breed joy not stress. We love giving student artists who aren’t necessarily academically in the arts a space to be creative as well.  For more information email OR follow @lc_dancecompany on instagram.

SAAB - Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB)

SAAB provides research grants to support students who are conducting self-motivated research (supported by a faculty advisor) that adds depth and perspective to existing courses, programs, and issues at Lewis & Clark. Such research may be for independent study courses or theses/projects.

SSAC - Student Script Advisory Committee

Selects and approves Self-Produced Student Projects, as well as advises Theatre faculty on upcoming projects and productions.

The Platteau

The Platteau is a student-run art center. Their space on campus also hosts monthly open-mics and gallery openings with live music.  Follow @theplatteau on instagram.

VAPA - Visual and Performing Arts Living Learning Community

The Platt West residence hall on campus houses Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Living Learning Community themed housing, a place where members of the floor embrace all forms of artistic expression, including writing, painting, drawing, dancing, playing musical instruments, singing, acting, or exploring previously uncharted artistic territory.  Follow @vapalc on instagram.


The student-run Cooperative hosts monthly open-mics, student concerts, and other music events in their venue on campus.  Follow @thecoop.pdx on instagram.