• <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 media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/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" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/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" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><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" 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" data-optimized="true"/></picture></a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption">2022 grand reopening of The Platteau</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/210/width/650/100420_DSC_1980.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image100420"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 800px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 1201px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg" alt="Our vice president for Student Life with the 2023 new student orientation leaders." srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" data-optimized="true"/></picture></a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption">Our vice president for Student Life with the 2023 new student orientation leaders.</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 Virtual TourFirst-Year Experience

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.

Athletics Student Engagement

  • Jason, sitting on the ground in front of a garden and leaning forward in a light blue collared shirt, smiling on a sunny day.

    I’ve found a lot of community through clubs. Being very involved with Chinese Club and College Democrats have connected me with friends I wouldn’t have made otherwise.

    Jason Kowalski BA ’23
    International affairs and art history (double) | Vancouver, Washington
    More about Jason
  • Molly posing outside. She is wearing a long-sleeve green shirt.

    Becoming involved in student organizations has helped me feel connected and supported. I have met such fantastic people through the Feminist Student Union and the LC Dance Company/DanceX!

    Molly Gibbons BA ’24
    History | Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies | Missoula, Montana
    More about Molly
  • Polly smiling in front of a carousel. She is wearing a white top.

    I am the copresident of the Chinese Club. My Chinese friends and I will meet once every two weeks and decide on activities for students to join and enjoy.

    Polly Ren BA ’25
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Neuroscience | Shanghai, China
    More about Polly

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.

IME


International Fair 2019

International Students and Scholars

ISS 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.

ISS


  • 47 

    U.S. states represented in our undergraduate student body

  • 21 

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

  • 18% 

    of Lewis & Clark students are varsity athletes.

  • 24/7 

    Students can access 24/7 medical care or advice through the Health Service and after-hours nurse consultation line.

  • 90% 

    Ninety percent of Lewis & Clark undergraduates participate in at least one College Outdoors trip.

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.

Career CenterThe Center for Social ChangeCollege OutdoorsSustainability

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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