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College Outdoors

If you have any questions about College Outdoors programs or events, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

College Outdoors Pro Staff


The Roundtable 

The Roundtable is a student-run steering committee that aids in the decision making process for various aspects of the College Outdoors program. It was created a year after the College Outdoors program in 1980 but has not always been fully active. In 2001, the committee started up again and has since been a driving force behind many changes to the program.

The students work on various issues such as budgeting, assigning assistant leaders/student coordinators to trips, adapting and editing policy, and creating and running programs that further influence the program’s contributions to the Lewis & Clark community. One notable contribution of the Roundtable was the inception of a scholarship program starting the spring of 2012.

The Roundtable provides an outlet for staff, trip leaders, assistant leaders, student coordinators, and participants to voice their opinions about the current state of the program and what they would like to do to enrich it.   

The Spring 2020 Roundtable committee consists of Grace Lane (’20), Echo Miller-Barnes (’20), Makayla Simmer (’21), Katie Varness (’21), who work with full-time staff members Joe YuskaThom Lehman, and Kori Rosenstiel



Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

College Outdoors is committed to building a program that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors. We recognize that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are underrepresented in the outdoor industry and outdoor recreation. Our goal is to have all students feel welcome and valued in the outdoors, and in the College Outdoors program, because outdoor recreation and time in nature has been shown to be relaxing, empowering, build community, and improve mental health and well-being. 

For more information see the Office of Equity & Inclusion.

Division of Student Life

College Outdoors is a department in the division of Student Life

Mission Statement

Click here to view the College Outdoors Mission Statement. 

Policies & Procedures

Click here for a copy of our Policies & Procedures brochure. 

National Forest Non-Discrimination Policy

Lewis & Clark College is a permittee of the Mt. Hood National Forest.  In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Lewis & Clark is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of ancestry, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint, write, USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.