Navigator Student Handbook

The official student handbook of the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.

In these pages, you will find information about the academic, registration, and college-wide policies and procedures that guide life on campus, as well as information about graduate school generally, and resources and tools for planning your course of study. Graduate students should read this document carefully, as you are responsible for abiding by the policies and procedures outlined here. The handbook, together with other materials (such as your program’s handbook for students, advising sheets, or internship manuals, as well as the graduate school’s catalog) will be helpful to you as you navigate your experience at the graduate school. As you begin your planning, please be sure to read the Statement of Student Responsibilities.


Every student is expected to know and comply with academic rules. This handbook is correct according to the information available to the administration of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at the time of publication. Updates will be made to the online version of this handbook on an ongoing basis. A student who is uncertain about the application of the rules to his or her circumstances has the responsibility to seek clarification from the Dean to ensure proper compliance. Any application for relief under these rules must be in the form of a petition to the Dean. Every student shall supply and keep current in the Office of the Registrar an address, telephone number, and email address where the student can be reached.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Lewis & Clark adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do 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. For more information, and for current contact information for questions or concerns, go to