• <a href="/live/image/gid/210/width/650/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image83767"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg" alt="" width="1440" height="690" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="960"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption"></div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/210/width/650/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image93310"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg" alt="2022 grand reopening of The Platteau" width="1440" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2134"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption"> 2022 grand reopening of The Platteau</div>

Student Life

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 in and realize your full potential, both in and out of the classroom.

Experiencing Lewis & Clark for the First Time

The transition to college can be exciting, fun, and filled with questions. How will I know which classes to take? Which student clubs should I join? What can I do to make an impact at Lewis & Clark? Rest assured, from the moment you step foot on campus, you will have staff and faculty ready to support you, peers ready to welcome you, and the Division of Student Life ready to prove to you that you belong here.

New Student Orientation

Explore Your Campus Community

From staying active to diving deeper into their personal identities, there is one thing for certain—L&C students are passionate about getting involved on our campus. Our programs are designed to support our students in their interests, encourage an environment of care and wellbeing, and to cultivate inclusive spaces in our community.

  • While researching L&C, I felt like almost every single thing was grabbing my attention. The student clubs, community, various events and possibilities for integration, support, and genuine happiness and satisfaction that was apparent in the students. 

    Kenan Imamovic BA ’25
    Computer Science and Psychology (double) | Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    More about Kenan
  • Because L&C is a liberal arts school, classes will often contain people from a wide variety of majors. This makes it feel like I’m always finding new people to meet in my classes, while also seeing a lot of familiar faces in my major-specific classes.

    William Lew BA ’23
    Computer science | San Ramon, California
    More about William
  • During my first year, I found my community while living in Akin Hall among the other Third Culture Kids (TCK) and international students. Since then, my community has expanded through my involvement in Race Monologues, the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), and Poetry of Color.

    Rocío Yao BA ’24
    International Affairs and Sociology and Anthropology (double) | Cuidad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guangzhou, China; Northglenn, Colorado, United States
    More about Rocío

Inclusivity at Lewis & Clark

Student Life supports students as they actively explore identities, participate in discussions on a wide range of diversity and inclusion issues, and plan and attend events that bring fresh perspectives to our campus.

Students at the 2022 IME Banquet.

Identity-Based Organizations

Student Life supports students as they actively explore identities, participate in discussions on a wide range of diversity and inclusion issues, and plan and attend events that bring fresh perspectives to our campus.

Student Affinity Groups

Students at the 2022 IME Banquet.

Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

This office supports and empowers historically marginalized students to achieve academic success, persist to graduation, and become critically conscious and inclusive leaders.


International Fair 2019

International Students of Lewis & Clark

ISLC promotes and facilitates the interaction and exchange of culture, customs, experiences, and knowledge within the international student body, as well as between international students, Third Culture Kids (TCKs), and American students on and off campus.


  • 21

    L&C has 21 varsity sports teams. See the full list!

  • 17%

    of Lewis & Clark students are varsity athletes.

  • 25%

    One quarter of L&C undergraduate students visit the Counseling Service each year.

  • 10%

    of our undergraduate students are from outside the U.S.

  • 125

    of our undergraduate students are Third Culture Kids.

Immersive Learning

Education doesn’t end when you step outside the classroom. Our offices offer a number of programs to prepare students to make an impact and engage with their community, both locally and globally, in order to bring about active citizenship and social change.

  • Service learning and volunteering
  • Alternative breaks
  • Leadership development and workshops
  • Weekend trips and outdoor events

Career CenterThe Center for Social Change

College OutdoorsSustainability

Student Life Offices

Health and Wellness

There are many ways to be supported as a student at Lewis & Clark, including access to disability accommodations, workout facilities, health and counseling clinics, and more. We’ve got you covered.

Wellness Resources

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