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Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action

Lewis & Clark is a learning community committed to diversity and inclusion. The Office of Equity and Inclusion works to educate and engage our community in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Our goal is to foster a campus where all feel supported, challenged to venture from their comfort zone, and like they belong as they grow and learn.

Venus Edlin BA '23

Gagged (our on-campus drag show) has played a huge part in forming my community because of how many people it touches, and how so many other queer and trans students gravitate to the space.

Venus Edlin BA ’23
San Jose, California
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Azucena Morales Santos BA '24

I came to L&C because of the financial aid package! Also the programs for first-year students, such as the Great Expectations mentorship program for BIPOC and/or first-generation college students and the Xplore program for students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in STEM.

Azucena Morales Santos BA ’24
Hillsboro Oregon, but my roots are from Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
More about Azucena
Htoo Ray Wah BA '23

The best thing about the Xplore program is that it assists students, particularly first-generation students, in making a smooth transition from high school to college. Through the program, I was able to form strong bonds with students who have similar backgrounds as me.

Htoo Ray Wah BA ’23
Portland, Oregon
More about Htoo

Equity and Inclusion Resources

At Lewis & Clark, we ensure that our community members feel supported and heard in all aspects of their educational journey. We have on-campus and off-campus resources for our students, staff, and faculty to make certain that you feel comfortable and guided, no matter what you encounter.

Antiracism Resources

These antiracism resources are here for you to engage with by yourself or with others: read, discuss, grow, and evolve. This running list is not exhaustive nor encompasses all the issues facing our community and the world, but it is meant to be a starting point. When we know better, we do better.

Antiracism Resources

Immigrant Resources

While we cannot give legal advice, our office is happy to assist in connecting our community members with local and national resources for immigrants.

Immigrant Resources

Queer Resources

Our staff and faculty work with students to ensure an environment of care and trust for our robust LGBTQIA+ community. From facilitating topical discussions to providing support in times of crisis, our office continuously works to support every individual at L&C.

Queer Student Union (QSU)
Spiritual Que(e)ry
Change Your Name With the College

More Queer Resources

Faculty Resources

Our faculty are essential in creating an inclusive, safe space for our students and community members. The Office of Equity and Inclusion provides this collection of internal and external resources for our faculty to guide inclusive practices in the classroom.

Teaching with Excellence Program (TEP)

More Faculty Resources

Internships and Career Resources

Looking to get involved in a career path around equity and inclusion? Check out the opportunities available!

Internships and Career Resources

Women’s Resources

Women on college campuses face a unique set of obstacles and often lack proper support, despite making up a majority of the college-going population nationwide. Our office seeks to provide a comprehensive list of on and off-campus resources for female-identifying students.

Feminist Student Union

More Women’s Resources

Title IX

Title IX prohibits colleges such as Lewis & Clark from discriminating on the basis of sex in its educational and cocurricular programs. Lewis & Clark’s Title IX Coordinator has the responsibility for overseeing all Title IX compliance, including complaints of sexual misconduct.

Report a Bias Incident


We are the only liberal arts school in Oregon on Colleges of Distinction’s “Best Equity and Inclusion” list for 2023–24.

Ways to Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion work at Lewis & Clark. The Office of Equity and Inclusion frequently supports many programs on campus, including events from the Office of Spiritual Life, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, the Office of Student Accessibility, the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement, and many student groups for students and community members.

For staff and faculty members, Employee Resource Groups are available, formed around common identities, interests, or backgrounds, to give people who share those identities a space to network, support each other, and build community.

Social Change and Community Involvement Student Organizations Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Your Equity and Inclusion Team

Danielle Torres business portrait.

Danielle Torres

Dean of Equity and Inclusion
Jaime Cale

Jaime Cale

Program Manager
Lori Makin-Byrd

Lori Makin-Byrd

Title IX Coordinator for Lewis & Clark

Equity and Inclusion Events

September 14

Careers in Tech for Women & Nonbinary Individuals

Join us for an inspiring afternoon dedicated to exploring the landscape of technology careers for women and nonbinary individuals. This event aims to empower and inform students about the diverse opportunities available in the tech industry, and to provide insight into overcoming challenges and succeeding in a dynamic field. We’ll feature a variety of speakers and panelists who are making strides in tech and who can share their experiences, advice, and strategies for building a fulfilling career.