Wellness at Lewis & Clark

At Lewis & Clark, we are committed to the success of each of our students. We believe that holistic wellness—mind, body, and soul—is imperative to that success. We also recognize that not all of our students have the same college journey or the same need for support. This is why we offer wellness resources in many forms: academic, mental, physical, spiritual, and more.

  • Lewis & Clark football players celebrating a touchdown.

    L&C has 21 varsity sports teams. See the full list!

  • Frank Manor House and the reflecting pond

    Lewis & Clark is #10 on Architectural Digest’s “53 Prettiest College Campuses in America.”

  • Students smile for the camera at the 2019 International Fair.

    of our students are from countries other than the U.S.

  • Students walking in front of Frank Manor House.

    first-generation students at Lewis & Clark College

  • Student performers at the 2019 International Fair.

    of our undergraduate students are from outside the U.S.

Mental and Emotional Well-being

Many of our students can feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed due to the stress of academics, work, family, relationships, the world, and more. This stress can often directly affect your physical health, too. We believe in prioritizing the mental and emotional wellness of our students so they may reach their academic and personal potential. We offer many ways to connect with others to get the help and support you need. 

Counseling Service table

Student Counseling Center

Our licensed mental health clinicians provide compassionate and comprehensive care through short-term individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as crisis counseling and some psychiatry services.

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Undergraduate campus

Confidential Advocates

Confidential Advocates are trained to respond to and support sexual and interpersonal violence survivors. They offer nonjudgmental and confidential support to help you understand your options.

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Students talking between classes

Peer Support

This student-led group supports students’ mental health and overall well-being through weekly peer-facilitated group meetings and events.

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Students at Holi

Spiritual Life

The Office of Spiritual Life provides programming with a focus on belonging, becoming, and connecting beyond ourselves. They recognize and celebrate the diversity of the Lewis & Clark community—from the deeply religious to the spiritually unaffiliated to the skeptical.

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Mental Wellness Clubs and Organizations

There are plenty of student clubs and events that help promote mental wellness in a fun way!

  • Our DeStress Fest is a week full of events to help students relieve stress as they prepare for finals.
  • Our Group Nap believes rest is resistance. Inspired by Tricia Hersey and The Nap Ministry, community members are invited to come together and rest for as little or as long as they need.
  • Meditation and mindfulness workshops happen in many forms: as nature walks, as spiritual life gatherings, as a student club, and even as part of an academic symposium on the apocalypse!
  • The Let Out is a bimonthly mental health check-in event for BIPOC students.
  • Art for Social Change is a committee of students, staff, and faculty who use art to create space for healing and challenge and dismantle systems of oppression.

Health Promotion and Wellness

The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness empowers students with knowledge and skills to create the best life for themselves and their communities through health education and promotion activities. The office is dedicated to a holistic approach to supporting the needs of students in their pursuit of creating and maintaining healthy, well-balanced lifestyles.

Tobacco Cessation Alcohol and Other Drugs

Equity and Inclusion

The members of Lewis & Clark’s community represent a wide array of ages, cultures, backgrounds, gender identities, nationalities, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and beliefs. We embrace them all, and we are committed to supporting a culture of respect and safety for all students. Every student should feel safe and supported, have equity of access to resources, and enjoy a learning environment free from all forms of abuse.

LGBTQIA+ Resources  BIPOC Resources Equity and Inclusion Resources

Physical Well-being

Through classes, activities, and resources, students learn to recognize and experience the positive benefits of building physical well-being and self-care habits, explore aspects of the body’s structure and function, and engage in experiences within a group or community setting.

Students doing yoga

Physical Education

The wide array of classes that satisfy the two-credit graduation requirement include physical education courses (from weightlifting to rock climbing to yoga to meditation), varsity sports, and dance and movement classes.

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Undergraduate campus

Student Health Center

Our health center staff provide compassionate and comprehensive care through evidence-based medical services with a focus that is student-centered and honors diversity and inclusion.

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Students on a College Outdoors trip

Outdoor Excursions

College Outdoors will take you on adventures with new friends. There’s really no better way to build a community than through shared experiences of hiking, mushroom-hunting, cross-country skiing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, nature meditation, and more in the iconic Pacific Northwest. No experience or gear necessary!

View Our Trips

Players take the field before the game between the Lewis & Clark Pioneers and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags, July 2, 2015, at Lewis

Recreation Centers

We have a variety of athletic facilities for a range of sports and recreation, including a gym, weight room, training room, swimming pavilion, track, artificial turf field, and softball/baseball fields.

Check Out Our Facilities

Active Clubs and Organizations

Moving your body and getting outdoors is a great way to relieve stress and build a community. We have eight club sports (like rugby, sailing, and Ultimate Frisbee), plus plenty of other active clubs like Climbing Club, Garden Collective, and Ski and Snowboard Club, just to name a few.

Explore Pamplin Sports Complex

Academic Resources

One of the benefits of our personal approach to education is that we provide many resources to support students both in and outside of the classroom. The students who succeed at L&C are the ones who take advantage of the academic support resources available to them.

Undergraduate campus

Accessibility Resources

Our Office of Student Accessibility provides accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy for students with disabilities, and supports all students with accessing resources to support overall health and wellness.

Office of Student Accessibility

Undergraduate campus


Our College Advising Center offers support to our students from before they arrive on campus to their last semester in college so they can explore academic possibilities and pathways.

College Advising Center

Faculty-student interaction


There are multiple tutoring options available, including informal language practice in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish; one-on-one peer tutoring for a range of courses across departments; and peer tutoring specifically for STEM courses, including math, chemistry, physics, biology, economics, computer science, and data science.

Request a Tutor

Watzek Library

Writing and Research

Our librarians are available for in-depth research assistance, and our Writing Center offers peer support to help you work on current writing projects and on improving your writing more generally.

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Academic Clubs and Organizations

While academic clubs are no replacement for tutoring or your professor, they can be a fun way to connect with and learn from your peers. Some examples include Entrepreneurship Club, Math Club, Model United Nations, Pre-Health Professions Club, and many more.

Financial Wellness

Managing your money is a big deal! We want to help you be successful with your financial life—from repaying student loans to creating a realistic budget, saving for a goal, and beyond.

Undergraduate campus

Financial Aid

Our financial aid program creates solutions to serve students from diverse economic backgrounds and make our private, liberal arts education a reality.

Financial Aid Resources

Student studying outside


Learning money management skills (and learning them early!) is incredibly important to build a foundation for future financial success.

Money Management Tools