Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Information

Lewis & Clark College

0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219-7899 U.S.A.

Admissions 503-768-7040, 800-444-4111 (toll-free)
President 503-768-7680
Vice President and Provost 503-768-7200
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences 503-768-7100
Dean of Students 503-768-7110
Registrar 503-768-7335
Business and Finance 503-768-7800 


Lewis & Clark College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Lewis & Clark is a member of the American Council on Education, the College Entrance Examination Board, the Northwest Five Consortium, and the Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities. Lewis & Clark is on the approved lists of the American Chemical Society and the American Association of University Women.

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

The graduate school is also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Professional Mental Health Counseling (formerly Community Counseling) and Professional Mental Health Counseling—Addictions Specialization (formerly Addiction Studies) Programs are currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling Programs.

In addition, individual graduate programs are approved and accredited by these associations and agencies: the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT), and Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).

Lewis & Clark Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.


Lewis & Clark College reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, change the fees, change the rules and calendar regulating admission and graduation requirements, and change any other regulations affecting the student body. Changes shall become effective when approved and shall apply not only to prospective students but also to those who are enrolled in Lewis & Clark College at the time. The contents of this catalog are based on information available to the administration at the time of publication.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Lewis & Clark adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to employment, enrollment, and program. Lewis & Clark does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws, and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as their implementing regulations. Questions regarding Title IX may be directed to one of Lewis & Clark's Title IX coordinators or the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

ADA Statement

Lewis & Clark is committed to serving the needs of its students with disabilities and learning differences. Professional staff in Student Support Services ensure that students with disabilities receive the benefits of a comprehensive selection of services as outlined under the Americans With Disabilities Act (1990) and Section 504 of the National Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A formal student disability grievance procedure provides prompt and equitable resolution of any complaints related to ADA or Section 504. Please route undergraduate and graduate student requests for accommodations through, and view the full text of Lewis & Clark's disability policy at, Student Support Services.


The security of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Lewis & Clark. Visit the Office of Campus Safety for information about safety and enforcement authority, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes that may occur on campus, and crime statistics (Clery) for the most recent three-year period.

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