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Student Activities

Academics and involvement go hand-in- hand at Lewis & Clark as part of a balanced, engaging, and rewarding college experience. Through its programs and support of student organizations, Student Activities facilitates, coordinates, and implements a variety of co-curricular programs that support the Division of Student Life and College’s missions.

  • Student Activities serves as the primary resource and support for Lewis & Clark’s diverse student organizations through its annual recognition process.
  • Student Activities in partnership with the Campus Activities Board and Lewis & Clark’s 100+ student organizations provides students with opportunities for leadership and personal experiences that encourage discussion, personal exploration, and intentional learning.
  • Student Activities collaborates with departments, offices, and organizations throughout the College to host meaningful events and programs that enhance the Lewis & Clark experience.


Student Activities Staff

The Office of Student Activities helps to coordinate many of the events and student groups on campus. It also can assist you in matching your interests to an existing group or help you get a new organization started.

Contact Information

Director of Student Activities
Jason Feiner
Phone: 503-768-7122

Student Activities Graduate Assistant
Samantha Trunkett, M.A. ’19
Phone: 503-768-7121

Student Activities Intern
Lizeth Vargas, ’18

Club Sports Coordinator
Paradise Razma, ’18

Student Activities Office Assistant
Daniela Zamora Alcaraz, ’20

Templeton Campus Center Building Assistant
Lusi Lukova, ’18

Templeton Campus Center Building Assistant
Can Altunkaynak, ’21

Performance Services Coordinator

Student Media Coordinator
Margeaux Reed, ’19

Does Lewis & Clark have
a student organization
that you’re interested in?

Whether you’re looking for something specific or just wondering what’s available, this list of student groups and organizations will give you a good idea of the many ways to be involved at Lewis & Clark. Do keep in mind that organizations may vary from year to year, depending upon student interest - Lewis & Clark students never stop creating new organizations and engaging in new activities!

2015-2016 Division of
Student Life Briefing Book

Important Notices

  1. Membership and participation in any Lewis & Clark College recognized student organization will not be denied to anyone on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, ethnicity, national origin, the presence of any physical disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state and local laws in the practice of recruiting, membership, organizational activities, or opportunities to hold a leadership position.
  2. Attendees at events hosted by and/or funded by recognized student organizations of the College of Arts & Sciences agree to adhere to all policies binding on College of Arts & Sciences students.
  3. Student organization event attendees with disabilities needing special assistance to attend, please contact Student Support Services at or 503-768-7192.
  4. Student organization leaders and members must ensure that all events hosted by their student organization are alcohol and substance free. Organizations failing to ensure that events are alcohol and substance free will be held accountable for violating the Student Code of Conduct. Student Activities expects all student organization leaders, members, and guests to adhere to the laws of the State of Oregon; the College Alcohol and Drug Policies and the Student Code of Conduct, thus reducing the risk of physical harm to individuals and of legal liability.
  5. Recognized student organization email accounts and website profile pages are hosted on Lewis & Clark College servers, but are not an official Lewis & Clark College method of communication or webpage. The material contained in any email messages or on any sites and any links that they offer to other websites or social media have not been reviewed and are not approved, licensed, sponsored or endorsed by Lewis & Clark College. The College assumes no express or implied responsibility for any component of student organization email communication or websites, including content, presentation, usability, accessibility, accuracy or timeliness, nor any links directed from any email messages or sites. For information about any email communications or websites, please contact the student organization at the email address indicated above. If the student organization does not respond in a timely manner, contact the Office of Student Activities at or at 503-768-7122 to be referred to a designated contact.

Upcoming Events

February 19th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th

    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  


    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 


    Tuesday February 20th 


    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without

    any resolution.”


    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.

    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 

    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


    Wednesday February 19th 


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  


    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.


    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

    until February 21
  • Image preview 10:30am - 2:00pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.
  • Image preview 4:30pm - 7:30pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.


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