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  • June 5
    As a whole, Lewis & Clark College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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    The College also enjoys the assistance of advisory bodies, of which there are currently two: 
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    Students’ participation in governance is broad and significant. Four students—two from the College of Arts and Sciences, and one each from the Graduate School of Education and Counseling and the Law School—are appointed by the board chair to sit on all standing committees of the board except the committees on investments, nominations, and audit. Students also serve on many standing and ad hoc operational committees of the College at large, and participate extensively in the governance of their respective schools. 
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    Under authority delegated by the Board of Trustees, each of the three faculties of the College, operating under approved bylaws, determines the curriculum for the degrees it offers, admits students to degree candidacy, and recommends students for receipt of the degrees for which they have qualified.
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    The president of the College is the chief executive officer of the College and the official adviser to and executive agent of the Board of Trustees and its executive committee.
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    The Board of Trustees of Lewis & Clark College establishes the educational, financial, and operating policies of the College and develops whatever financial and community support is necessary to carry out those policies. 
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    The mission of Lewis & Clark College is to know the traditions of the liberal arts, to test their boundaries through ongoing exploration, and to hand on to successive generations the tools and discoveries of this quest.
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    Legally established under a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, in whose hands the direction of the institution finally rests, Lewis & Clark College in practice adheres to age-old principles of shared governance
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    Lewis & Clark’s own improbable journey from pioneer vision to premier institution of higher education begins near the confluence of Oregon’s Willamette and Calapooia Rivers, some 60 miles south of present-day Portland.
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