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Find Your Community at Lewis & Clark

You will find your people at Lewis & Clark. Our offices provide students with ample opportunities to engage in service, grow in leadership capabilities, and explore all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. And, with 110+ student-led groups from our Garden Collective to Fire Arts to Ultimate Frisbee, you’re sure to find something that aligns with your interests.

ASB students holding an orange ASB flag.

Associated Student Body

The Associated Student Body (ASB) is our undergraduate student government, composed of 11 cabinet members, 21 senators, and various committee members.

Students kayaking on a College Outdoors trip

College Outdoors

College Outdoors provides you with access to the spectacular outdoor environments of the Pacific Northwest through a variety of activities. No gear or experience required!

Football players

Physical Education and Athletics

Keeping active is easy with our club and intramural sports, on-campus gym, and scenic hiking trails that lead straight through our campus.

Students participating in Day of Service activity during NSO

Center for Social Change and Community Involvement

Get involved through programs that help you make an impact and engage your community, both locally and globally.

IME booth at Pio Fair

Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

By supporting and empowering historically marginalized students at L&C, IME helps you achieve academic success, persist to graduation, and become a critically conscious and inclusive leader.

Student Engagement

Embrace your school spirit, participate in a variety of student-led events and activities, and get involved. 

Fire Dancing Club

Clubs and Organizations

With 110+ student groups to choose from, you’re sure to find your fit—and your friends!

International Fair students

International Students and Scholars

Coming to Lewis & Clark from outside the United States? We pride ourselves in creating a community that feels like home no matter where your passport was issued.

  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The biggest challenges I have faced here are the same challenges I would face at any other institution. Because of how many different types of people are at this college, it was hard to find</span> <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">my</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">people. But once I did, I was really happy to be here.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16642-zoe-sanderson">Zoë Sanderson BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Eugene, Oregon</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I have made many amazing friends through classes and the various programs I am a part of. I am a College Outdoors trip leader, part of the Hawai‘i Club, played on the Artemis Ultimate Frisbee team for two years, and enjoy going to Paddle Club every Wednesday.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18329-lilah-shapiro">Lilah Shapiro BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Pahoa, Hawai‘i</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I found community through being a part of the swim team as well as through student-led events on campus.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16643-whitney-maxfield">Whitney Maxfield BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Riverton, Utah</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Because L&C is a liberal arts school, classes will often contain people from a wide variety of majors. This makes it feel like I’m always finding new people to meet in my classes, while also seeing a lot of familiar faces in my major-specific classes.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14637-william-lew">William Lew BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">San Ramon, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> The benefit of having a smaller campus is that community starts forming right away and continues to grow throughout your time on Palatine Hill.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18342-liv-nicks-turnley">Liv Nicks-Turnley BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta"> Longmont, Colorado</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I have found many spaces on campus where I have developed a strong sense of belonging through leadership, including as copresident of the LC Dance Company and as a trip leader for College Outdoors.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18351-bryn-romig">Bryn Romig BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Albuquerque, New Mexico</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I am quite blessed to find community in many different groups, but a big, big shoutout to all the queer brown kids here for giving me strength at this school.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16553-ezri-reyes">Ezri Reyes BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">San Jose, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The tour guide seemed to recognize almost everyone on campus, the students around us were helpful and kind, and every single interaction I had with someone was welcoming. Compared to other colleges that I visited, L&C stood out in that way. It felt like a family.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14557-haley-wildhirt">Haley Wildhirt BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Longmont, Colorado</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The easiest place for me to find community has been Japan Club, in which I have been the most consistently involved throughout my four years here. Japan Club has allowed me to meet people with similar interests and get to know the Japanese international students that come in every year.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16677-erika-hutchinson">Erika Hutchinson BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Fort Collins, Colorado</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18340-avi-strok">Avi Strok BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Los Angeles, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> Although clubs, activities, and sports all provide their own, more unique support systems and communities, going to a small school like Lewis & Clark almost guarantees some sense of community anywhere you go.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18326-gen-coutant">Gen Coutant BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Queensbury, New York</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> Being a small community, there are so many different support systems and social outlets on campus. Honestly, I have a hard time doing everything that I want to.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18353-bode-dalton">Bode Dalton BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Idaho Springs, Colorado</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are a ton of places where I find community on campus, but one that stands out is the Artemis Ultimate Frisbee team. I love getting to move my body, socialize, and channel my competitive spirit without having it be a huge time commitment.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16679-emily-larabee">Emily Larabee BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Anchorage, Alaska</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> There are so many opportunities to join clubs, and it’s super easy to create your own! College Outdoors allows me to go on fun trips on the weekends. I also know a lot of people who live in the Living-Learning Communities, and they love the sense of community it provides.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18359-cadyn-schenk-turner">Cadyn Schenk-Turner BA ’26</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Charlotte, North Carolina</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> During my first year, I found my community while living in Akin Hall among the other Third Culture Kids (TCK) and international students. Since then, my community has expanded through my involvement in Race Monologues, the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME), and Poetry of Color.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17133-rocio-yao">Rocío Yao BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Cuidad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guangzhou, China; Northglenn, Colorado, United States</span></p></blockquote>

Health and Wellness

As a student at Lewis & Clark, you have a comprehensive support system at your fingertips from day one. Our Office of Student Accessibility supports our students with disabilities, and helps everyone access resources for overall health and wellness. Our athletic facilities are available to varsity athletes, club sports teams, or anyone who wants to work out. Feeling ill or need to talk to a licensed clinician? We got you covered. Our Offices of Spiritual Life and Health Promotion and Wellness can assist you in diving deeper into your holistic wellbeing.

Wellness Resources Club Sports

Career Services

Being so close to Portland provides countless professional opportunities. Internship sponsors and employers value the critical thinking and problem solving skills that liberal arts students bring to the table—and our Career Center can help you get a seat. We also have our very own diplomat in residence, a direct connection and mentorship for students interested in careers in the foreign service or international relations.

Career Center Make an Appointment

Living On Campus

On our residential campus, everything you need is right outside your door! Our campus spans a ravine and is surrounded by trees, giving you ample space to explore and connect with nature on the walk between your residence hall and your classes.

Residence Halls →

Dining Services →

Signature Programs and Events

Our signature Student Life programming includes mentorship retreats, leadership programs, service events, and more. Get involved!

First-Year Experience →

New Student Orientation →

Martin Luther King Jr. Week →

Vice President for Student Life Advisory Committee →

Peer Collective Summit →

Commencement →

Students enjoying the  Suntan Music Festival on campus.Photo credit: Nina Johnson Students enjoying the Suntan Music Festival on campus.

Photo credit: Nina Johnson

Community Care and Responsibility

The safety of our community is of the utmost importance to the entire division of Student Life. Remember: Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Take care of this place.

Student Rights and Responsibilities →

Welfare Intervention Network →

Campus Safety →

Emergency Management →