For Prospective Students

At Lewis & Clark, the leadership and service experiences you gain outside the classroom are an integral part of your education.

We’re thrilled you’re considering Lewis & Clark. SLS provides students with opportunities to thrive whether you’re a seasoned leader or brand new to community engagement. Here two programs SLS organizes to engage new students.

New Student Trips

Prior to Fall semester, SLS partners with New Student Orientation and College Outdoors to plan Beyond Portlandia trips for incoming students. Within these trips, student trip leaders introduce incoming first-years to Portland through meaningful service and learning experiences around issues of environmental action and economic justice.

NST 14 - Economic Justice
New Student Orientation Service Day

SLS partners with New Student Orientation for Lewis & Clark’s largest service day of the year. Incoming students are introduced to each other and to Portland-area community partners through meaningful volunteer service projects.

Robinwood Community Garden - NSO Service Day 2014


If you are an experienced community leader, you may be eligible for Lewis & Clark’s Leadership and Service Award.