Who We Are
At the Lewis & Clark College Career Center we embrace and celebrate the diversity of the campus and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all are respected, and supported.
We are dedicated to providing a welcoming environment where students are empowered to pursue lifelong career development. We celebrate individuals of all identities as we strive to help students feel confident in their career decision making.
As a team, we foster open and honest dialogues about how to make ourselves, our services, and our staff more inclusive. We seek to understand our intersectional identities and to demonstrate cultural sensitivity, as we provide services. It is a privilege to serve students on the journey to find meaning in their lives and we remain committed to our growth as we support students in theirs.
As part of that commitment, we will:
- Advocate for diverse, inclusive, equitable communities, systems and processes internally and externally of the college
- Celebrate multiple approaches, varying points of view and difference
- Encourage continuous growth and learning, particularly in examining our own privilege
- Remain committed to helping students create meaning in their work and balance in their lives
Lewis & Clark College purposefully reflects on the history of the land it occupies. Prior to the newcomers arriving in this area, the indigenous land of what would later be called Multnomah County was home to many tribal people. We honor the indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, and Watalala bands of the Chinook; the Tualatin Kalapuya; and many other indigenous nations of the N’chi-Wana (Columbia) River (also known as Portland, OR).
It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.
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