Student Services and Programs

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.

Walking path surrounded by green trees on the L&C undergraduate campus

Associated Student Body

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

Fire Dancing Club

Clubs and Organizations

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

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.

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.

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.

  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whatever student organization or club you join will make you feel welcomed and part of a community. Personally, the Third Culture Kid (TCK) club, Gente Latina Unida (GLU), the IME office, French club, and Russian club are my communities.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14559-juan-martin-lopez-melendez">Juan Martín López Meléndez BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">La Piedad, Michoacán, México/Fresno, California/Las Vegas, New Mexico</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I am always learning from my coeditors at</span> <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Mossy Log</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Being able to work with such an amazing group of people has helped me grow as a person and a peer.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14603-aubrey-roche">Aubrey Roché BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Beaverton, Oregon</span></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><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18266-hannah-goldblatt">Hannah Goldblatt BA ’15, JD ’20</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Shoreline, Washington</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I find community on campus in my classes by forming study groups. It’s easy to make friends after working together in group projects. I have also found community by participating in clubs such as Fire Arts, Garden Club, and Campus Activities Board.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16684-cami-hildum">Cami Hildum BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Corbett, Oregon</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p> I found my people by getting involved in the areas of school I’m interested in. For example, my first year I applied to be a sexual health and consent peer educator and became involved in the most awesome group of people I have ever met.</p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17728-julia-salomone">Julia Salomone BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Parkland, Florida</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I find community in the dining hall, in the residence halls, and at the IT Service Desk where I work.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16647-adam-schwarz">Adam Schwarz BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Daly City, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I find community in my loving football family, my beautiful Black people, my amazing resident advisor staff, and my significant other.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16648-dj-smith">DJ Smith BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Las Vegas, Nevada</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Community can be found anywhere on campus.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16676-laura-everson">Laura Everson BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Sitka, Alaska</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I’ve found a lot of community through clubs. Being very involved with Chinese Club and College Democrats have connected me with friends I wouldn’t have made otherwise.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14619-jason-kowalski">Jason Kowalski BA ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Vancouver, Washington</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><span style="font-weight: 400;">I find community in all aspects of my life at L&C: in the greetings before class, the walks to the academic quad, in class group chats with my peers, in office hours with professors, and in my extracurricular activities.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16640-greta-burton">Greta Burton BA ’22</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Portland, Oregon</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 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><span style="font-weight: 400;">I am on Lewis & Clark’s Artemis Ultimate Frisbee team, which is my strongest community. The team supports each other on and off the field. I feel like I always have someone to talk to when I need it and vice versa.</span></p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16682-helen-guyton">Helen Guyton BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Cologne, Germany</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!

Martin Luther King Jr. Week →

New Student Orientation →

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 →