The mission for intercollegiate athletics at Lewis & Clark College is to improve the quality of students’ lives. For student-athletes, this will be accomplished through the medium of sport by providing them with the opportunity to participate in an activity that encourages personal growth and character development.
Academics and activities go hand in hand at Lewis & Clark as part of a balanced‚ interesting‚ and rewarding college experience. A variety of College offices and student groups offer a range of opportunities to enhance personal development and leadership for all students at Lewis & Clark. The College offers nearly 70 different student clubs, teams, and other organizations.
Physical education is one facet of a total educational program that stresses the interrelationship between the physical, mental, and social dimensions of human experience. Lewis & Clark students are required to take a minimum of two physical education/activity courses as a General Education requirement. In these courses students are encouraged to recognize the importance of physical activity as a lifelong pursuit.
The Pioneer Athletics Club (PAC) supports Lewis & Clark Athletics by maintaining relationships with our former student-athletes and cultivating relationships with alumni, parents and friends of the college. This annual, member supported society exists to raise support for all of our 350 student-athletes and 19 NCAA Division III Varsity sports teams. PAC is essential for the realization of our department goals which focus on the development of our student-athletes and pride associated with being a Pioneer for life.
“The NCAA and Lewis & Clark College encourage and promote sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. Profanity, racial or ethnic comments, or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches, or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition.”