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Student Leadership and Service (SLS)

Alternative Breaks

This program partners Lewis & Clark students with communities around the world to create service opportunities that are both productive and educational. The intention behind Alternative Breaks is based upon the pursuit of positive social change and social justice. These programs are initiated and led by students.

New Student Trips

Before fall term, SLS partners with New Student Orientation and College Outdoors to plan Urban Action and Sustainable Action programs in which teams of 10-20 first-year students explore local and regional social change efforts over the course of 4-5 days. Visit the College Outdoors website for more information.


ASB travels to Cuba with Professor Elliott Young

Fall Trips

Alternative Fall Break trips explore social injustices and inequalities throughout the northwest and the world. Past groups have traveled to Woodburn, Oregon to explore issued related to immigration and labor movements and to Cuba for an art-activism experiment. Applications are available early fall term on our website. Contact us for more information!



imageSpring Trips

Our unique ASB program utilizes a critical service-learning model built on a foundation of mutually-beneficial community-campus partnerships that interrogate social injustice and pursue positive social change. Last year, the ASB Spring group traveled to the Caicos islands. Trip leaders are chosen in fall term and trip attendees are chosen early spring term. Check back for applications and in the meantime, let us know if you have questions.