Cultivating Leadership, Belonging, and Well-Being

Credit: Nina Johnson

More than 80 Lewis & Clark students participated in the annual L&C Peer Collective Summit, held on March 10 and 11. The event, designed for current and emerging leaders, serves as an opportunity for student leaders to come together in support of each other. This year’s theme centered on leadership, belonging, and well-being.

“We have many outstanding student leaders on campus, but they don’t always have an opportunity to interact with each other,” said President Robin Holmes-Sullivan, who helped develop the vision for the Peer Collective.

The summit provided dedicated time for them to get together, share stories, gain skills, and support each other as they navigate the ins and outs of being a student leader as well as increasing the campus capacity to support their fellow students.”

The summit began with a Friday evening reception at the Cooley House, the president’s residence. The next day featured a full menu of activities, including breakout sessions, a wellness panel, a student leadership panel, and a closing mixer. The keynote speaker was Princess Sarah Culberson, who spoke about issues of identity and her biracial roots.

The Peer Collective Summit is a collaboration between the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, and Student Engagement.