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 2015 Roundtable committee consists of Hunter Fiess (’15), Glenna Andrews (’15), Jamey Sharp (’17), David Shapiro (’17), Sadie Smith (’17), and full-time staff members Joe Yuska, Thom Lehman, and Kate Govaars.