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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

About Us

The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) is responsible for leading Lewis & Clark’s efforts toward its commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural campus community. We are committed to educating the campus on issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Our Commitment to Diversity

At its best, liberal education empowers students intellectually to understand the complex geopolitical, socioeconomic, ethical, and technological challenges confronting humanity at this juncture in history. We are building a community on and off our campus that is premised on the conviction that people learn best, and flourish the most, when they encounter perspectives, people, backgrounds, and experiences other than their own. We pursue this commitment because we know that diversity creates the best educational environment, and because inclusion speaks to our highest ideals. Read more of this statement on Lewis & Clark’s Diversity site. 

Our Mission

IME is responsible for leading Lewis & Clark’s efforts toward its commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural campus community. We engage students, faculty, staff, and community partners to promote an inclusive campus climate; provide academic, social, and programmatic support to students from underrepresented communities; and help students develop a greater understanding of their global citizenship through the intercultural exchange of ideas and traditions.

Prospective Students of Lewis & Clark 

Are you considering applying to or attending Lewis & Clark? The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement is here to support your journey and growth. With an engaged staff and faculty and a host of community groups for students of color, students of faith, international students, queer students, non-traditional students, and any whom express her/his/their individual culture in unique ways, Lewis & Clark and IME will help you to thrive! Email us at multicultural@lclark.edu - we would love to introduce ourselves!

For Current Students

We offer a variety of outlets for students to explore topics of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Our programs and services also help students develop leadership skills, create community, and creatively express their identities. The Department supports a wide range of student groups and organizations, programs community-wide signature events, and oversees the I am ME Project.

We are also connected to many campus & community groups to provide students with additional academic and social networks within Lewis & Clark as well as the greater Portland area.

Multicultural Resource Guide 

The Lewis & Clark Multicultural Resource Guide (PDF), known as “The Living List,” contains resources valuable for students, staff, and faculty. This guide is especially useful for traditionally underrepresented members of the Lewis & Clark community. This extensive guide serves as a starting point to familiarize yourself with what is available to you in Portland, Multnomah County, and surrounding areas.