Student Services and Programs

Find Your Community at Lewis & Clark

You will find your people at Lewis & Clark. Our different student service offices provide you 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.

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

  • <blockquote> <p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">This year I became more involved than I have been since the pandemic as I was a part of the Alumni Weekend Planning Committee, and attended Alumni Weekend. L&C truly has an amazing community, and I was so happy to reconnect to other alumni, and the school, through those events.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19769-hannah-harrington">Hannah Harrington BA ’19</a> <br/> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">My initial community on campus was with international students. Dance is very welcoming and fun.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">College Outdoors</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">and my student jobs on campus also became great places to find community and meet new friends on campus.</span></p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14675-katrina-kuzmina">Katrina Kuzmina BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Moscow, Russia</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> 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 confident that there’s a community for everyone at Lewis & Clark, and if it’s not there it’s so easy to create it and find people with the same interests.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19820-yoana-stoyanova">Yoana Stoyanova BA ’20</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Sofia, Bulgaria</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I love being part of LC Improv, and getting to be friends with my teammates has been a real source of joy.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16649-frankie-spurbeck">Frankie Spurbeck BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Minneapolis, Minnesota</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> I feel incredibly grateful for the many opportunities to be a part of many different campus communities. I have found that if you have the courage to ask for help, you will find there are countless people who are more than happy to support you.</p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/21278-morgaine-mcgrath">Morgaine McGrath BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Encinitas, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I found my community in the</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">office, at</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Gente Latina Unida</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">events, and through the Race Monologues during the</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">! I am so grateful for the long-lasting friendships I’ve made in those spaces.</span></p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16672-azucena-morales-santos">Azucena Morales Santos BA ’24</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Hillsboro Oregon, but my roots are from Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca, Mexico</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> 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> I found my community while on my study abroad program. </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19884-ashley-brown">Ashley Brown BA ’20</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Napa, 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> While researching L&C, I felt like almost every single thing was grabbing my attention. The student clubs, community, various events and possibilities for integration, support, and genuine happiness and satisfaction that was apparent in the students. </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17735-kenan-imamovic">Kenan Imamovic BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p> <p> There is a great community in the SEED (Students Engaged in Eco-Defense) Club, where I’m able to help with the bee garden and other sustainability-related projects with other students with similar interests.</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> <span style="font-weight: 400;">People here are so friendly and willing to get to know you better, whether as study buddies or even as friends outside of class.</span> </p> </p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16650-sofia-reeves">Sofia Reeves BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Sacramento, California</span> </p> </blockquote>

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 →