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The Bark | September 12, 2022

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The Bark | September 12, 2022


The VPSL Column

Dear Students,

Week three of the semester is upon us, and you are probably in motion with many things in your day-to-day life as an L&C student, and this issue is a good time to think about your time management. You probably have papers, labs, readings, and maybe even talk of midterms and quizzes in your classes. Sports, clubs, work, and other activities are in full swing. Plus there are new friends, weekend plans, and a whole city down the hill to explore! It’s a lot, in a good way, but it’s still a lot.

I encourage you to make use of some kind of time management system that works for you, so that you can balance academics, co-curriculars, social time, and down time. And sleeping and eating! If you need help setting up a system for tracking it all, talk to a college advisor or your faculty advisor, your RA or Area Director, ask a staff member in Student Life for time management advice, or that super-organized friend. Now is the moment to find a way to do all of the things you want to do this semester, and some planning will help make it a reality.

This week, Jessica Carron, Director of the Student Rights and Responsibilities office, is our guest columnist. From time to time, various folks from the Division of Student Life will share a little bit about their work and how they help to support student development and campus life here at L&C. As members of our academic community, there is a special reminder below to read about being a good neighbor throughout our L&C community. Please be mindful of how/when you gather, including any behaviors that might impact the residents who live close to our college. Thank you in advance for being respectful, aware of, and caring for the surrounding community.

Enjoy Jess’s column, check out the results from athletic events over the weekend (men’s soccer is back!), and please come see me at my office and campus hours.

Please take care of yourself and each other.



Evette Castillo Clark, EdD

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students


Dear Lewis & Clark Students,

My name is Jessica Carron, and I oversee the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. As we launch into a new year, my hope is that we can continue to grow and learn as a community by being more knowledgeable about policies and how our day-to-day actions may have an impact on those around us. As such, I may periodically pop into The Bark to provide you updates around policies, community concerns, and opportunities to support our community accountability efforts.

For today, I have two topics I wanted to bring awareness to:

  1. Concerns from our neighbors: The neighborhood around Lewis & Clark has raised concerns about student activities around the entry gates and onto the streets west of campus. We are working with these neighbors to ensure students who may be causing disruption are properly addressed. Please be aware that the college’s Code of Conduct applies to students at all times, whether on or off-campus. Additionally, I hope we can all reflect on the fact that our neighbors, while not a direct part of our college, are a part of our community. Please treat them with the same respect and care that you would expect in return.
  2. Adjudication clarification for COVID-19 and other policies: This summer, our office received an inquiry about how we plan to enforce COVID-19 and other policies. There were some concerns raised about the COVID-19 Pledge and that students may be automatically removed from campus for violating COVID-19 policies. While the college takes the health and safety of our community seriously, particularly in light of COVID-19, please be aware that all students have the right to due process through the Code of Conduct. That means you have a right to a fair hearing and a thoughtful outcome that takes into account the context of the violation, the severity of the violation, and your history of behavior. We do not remove students from campus without due process, unless we are taking interim actions to ensure the safety and well-being of the Lewis & Clark community. Even with these rare interim actions, you would still be guaranteed the right to a hearing. To know what is expected of you, please review the COVID-19 Mitigation Policy.

For more information about expectations the college has for you, please review the Student Code of Conduct and the College Policies. If you would like clarification on or would like to provide feedback on the Code of Conduct or the College Policies, please reach out to

We are wishing you a great beginning of the semester!

Jessica Carron

Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities



  • Campus posters and display guidelines – Want to advertise an event or project? Check out these important guidelines for displaying posters and flyers on campus. All postings on general bulletin boards require Student Engagement approval!
  • Lewis & Clark College Zipcar Partnership – Lewis & Clark has partnered with Zipcar to give exclusive discounts to students when using the link above to buy a student membership plan.
  • Waste Disposal Vendor change Our waste disposal vendor is changing here on campus. We are saying goodbye to Waste Management, while welcoming City of Roses, a small, local, and Black-owned company focused on reducing societal waste and diverting wasteful thinking.

  • Monthly Open Office Hours with Dr. Evette Castillo Clark – Dr. Evette Castillo Clark, Vice President of Student Life Office and Dean of Student, invites you to her monthly office hours. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and experience as a student, and ask any questions!



  • 2022 Study abroad fair

    • September 14, 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm | Academic Quad

    • The Study Abroad Fair is on Wednesday, September 14th between 3:30 and 5:00pm! Come visit us at the Academic Quad (between BoDine and Howard) to explore upcoming program opportunities and meet past and future program leaders. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Application Workshop Blitz-Peace Corp Info Session
    • September 12, 2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Albany 220
    • Join College Outdoors leaders to learn more about trips, leadership opportunities, and how to get involved!
  • Basket Weaving with Natural Materials
    • September 8, 2022 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Templeton Student Center
    • Learn how to make baskets out of English ivy, one of the most invasive plant species in Oregon. This is not only a fun craft, but also a great thing to do with this pretty vine that can take over forests, understories and even strangle trees. Sign up and pay using the link above.

  • Awakened Awareness Orientation
    • September 12, 2022 | 4:15pm - 5:00pm | Gregg Pavilion
    • Come learn more about Awakened Awareness, a new 8-week wellness workshop co-sponsored by the Office of Spiritual Life and the Spirituality Mind Body Institute of Teachers College, Columbia in New York. Explore mindfulness and meditation, stress reduction, self-awareness, finding meaning, spirituality, and healthy relationships. Each 90 minute workshop includes meditations, an introduction to Awakened Awareness concepts, and sharing reflections.


  • Join the Career Center’s Student Advisory Committee!
    • Earn $10 if you attend all 3 sessions. Join the Career Center Student Advisory Committee to help inform the Career Center on how to reach you, cater to your interests and more. Light snacks provided.
    • Join at the Career center on September 15th, from 3:30pm - 4:30pm


  • Now Hiring: Center for Community and Global Health Student Staff
    • The Center for Community and Global Health Student Staff position will promote and support the work, programs, events, and opportunities at the Center to the Lewis & Clark community. The Center offers coursework, internship experiences, community collaborations, pre-health and pre-med advising to Lewis & Clark students with an interest in health and healing. Apply using the above link.



  • Lead the Change Bystander Intervention Training
    • Lead the Change: Bystander Intervention is a workshop designed to give participants the skills necessary to recognize signs of sexual and interpersonal violence and safely intervene. For the first time, all workshops for the month of September will be student-led and facilitated! These interactive workshops will be 1.5 hours long and at varying days and times throughout the coming weeks.
    • Sign up for a session using this link.


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    • In this weekly newsletter, you will receive information about Open House sessions, Socials and other College Outdoors special events, updates, and opportunities!
    • Use this link to receive occasional updates and first chance to sign up for opportunities