Student Engagement

Institution-Organized Groups and Activities

  • Environmental Action Living Learning community: Environmental Action is a collaborative, co-facilitated community of learners, innovators, and principled advocates who prioritize environmental sustainability. We engage our communities through education, praxis, and critical thinking. Our members take personal responsibility for fulfilling this mission.
  • Passport to Leadership - Sustainability Sessions (coming soon)
  • L&C Sustainability Council: The Lewis & Clark Sustainability Council (LCSC) is a group of students, faculty, and staff drawn from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, and Graduate School of Education and Counseling. The council has existed in some form since the late 1990s. To receive ongoing updates on LCSC activities including meeting dates, please request a subscription to our google group.
  • Join the Renewable Energy Fee Fund Committee or submit a grant!
  • Sustainability Office: offers variety of paid and volunteer positions, activities and events throughout the year
  • Participate in New Student Trips centered around sustainability and social justice, see a career panel, attend a networking event, or help during Green Move-Out!

Student Groups

  • SEED (Students Engaged in Eco-Defense): Dedicated to creating a more sustainable and just world by bringing green, sustainable practices to Lewis & Clark College and conducting outreach to the larger community.
  • Beekeeping Club: Educates the community about beekeeping and its many benefits. We strive to carefully study, tend to, and promote the value of honeybees in a world where they are becoming more threatened each year. 
  • Bike Co-Op: Promotes and fosters the growth of the Lewis & Clark
     College bicycling community. We fix bikes, offer bike maintenance classes, sell bike accessories, and do joint rides
  • Garden Collective: Tends to the three organic gardens on campus & understands gardens as a place where students can come together to build the skills and knowledge necessary to raise vegetables from seed to consumption while building connections to each other and the larger Portland farming and gardening community.
  • College Outdoors: Provides the Lewis & Clark College community with access to the spectacular outdoor environments of the Pacific Northwest through a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, backpacking, whitewater sports, sea kayaking, and hiking. The Roundtable servers as the student steering committee for College Outdoors.
  • Environmental Affairs Symposium: Exists as a way to expand and share the environmental studies department with the rest of the student body and the Portland community, to encourage critical thinking about environmental concepts and problems, and to provide academic opportunities and show real world applications of the major for students.