• <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>
  • <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>

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

  • Ezri Reyes BA '22

    I am quite blessed to find community in many different groups, but a big, big shoutout to all the queer brown kids here for giving me strength at this school.

    Ezri Reyes BA ’22
    Theatre (performance) | San Jose, California
    More about Ezri
  • Haley, in a denim jacket, leaning back on a wooden outdoor chair while looking toward the camera.

    The tour guide seemed to recognize almost everyone on campus, the students around us were helpful and kind, and every single interaction I had with someone was welcoming. Compared to other colleges that I visited, L&C stood out in that way. It felt like a family.

    Haley Wildhirt BA ’22
    Theatre, performance concentration | Longmont, Colorado
    More about Haley
  • Yoana smiling outside, wearing a white top and holding large white flowers.

    I am confident that there’s a community for everyone at Lewis & Clark, and if it’s not there it’s so easy to create it and find people with the same interests.

    Yoana Stoyanova BA ’20
    Economics | Sofia, Bulgaria
    More about Yoana

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


  • 10% 

    of our students are from countries other than the U.S.

  • 100+ 

    College Outdoors offers over 100 trips per year.

  • 15% 

    first-generation students at Lewis & Clark College

  • 90% 

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

  • 24/7 

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

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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