The Lewis & Clark Department of Physical Education and Athletics supports and complements the college’s commitment to student exploration and discovery through a liberal arts education. The department is dedicated to developing and educating students through high-quality experiential learning opportunities in Physical Education, wellness and varsity athletics.
Academics and activities go hand in hand at Lewis & Clark as part of a balanced‚ interesting‚ and rewarding college experience. A variety of College offices and student groups offer a range of opportunities to enhance personal development and leadership for all students at Lewis & Clark. The College offers nearly 70 different student clubs, teams, and other organizations.
Physical education is one facet of a total educational program that stresses the interrelationship between the physical, mental, and social dimensions of human experience. Lewis & Clark students are required to take a minimum of two physical education/activity courses as a General Education requirement. In these courses students are encouraged to recognize the importance of physical activity as a lifelong pursuit.
The Pioneer Athletics Club (PAC) supports Lewis & Clark Athletics by maintaining relationships with our former student-athletes and cultivating relationships with alumni, parents and friends of the college. This annual, member supported society exists to raise support for all of our 350 student-athletes and 19 NCAA Division III Varsity sports teams. PAC is essential for the realization of our department goals which focus on the development of our student-athletes and pride associated with being a Pioneer for life.
“The NCAA and Lewis & Clark College encourage and promote sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. Profanity, racial or ethnic comments, or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches, or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition.”