Join An ASLC Committee

Do you like money? Is social media and advertising if your forte? Do you want to be involved in making your LC community a better place without the high stress of running in an election? ASLC’s got the perfect place for you. Apply to be part of an ASLC Committee!

Click the committee name to learn more and/or to complete the application. For questions about each committee, feel free to reach out the chair listed below.

Elections Committee

Director of Elections, Mary-Claire Spurgin (

Finance Committee

Treasurer, William Witmer (

Student Organizations Committee

Student Organizations Committee Chair, Nick Gothard (

Equity, Inclusion, & Justice Committee

Equity, Inclusion, & Justice Committee Chair, Elizabeth Gillingham (

Community Service & Relations Committee

Community Service & Relations Coordinator, Mikah Bertelmann (

Student Advisory Team

Chief Justice, Allison Behrens (

Constitutional Affairs Committee

Chief Justice, Allison Behrens (

Auditory Staff

Auditor, Katie Krueger (

Join ASLC Senate!

Welcome back to campus, Pios! Do you want to start the new school year by taking a leadership role in the Lewis & Clark community and make a positive change while connecting with other dedicated students? If so, you are highly encouraged to run for the ASLC Senate!
ASLC senators are responsible for representing the interests of the student body by reaching out to their fellow students, writing legislation, and serving on committees. Being a part of the Senate is a great way to make an impact on campus by focusing on issues that you and your peers are passionate about. Recent senators have worked together on projects ranging from funding the Counseling Center to creating common spaces on campus to creating a subsidy to make textbooks more affordable for low-income students. 

In order to run for Senate, you must be a full-time student in good academic standing who is able to attend weekly Senate meetings on Thursdays at 7:00pm. To be on the ballot, you must complete the attached application below and turn in 25 signatures from peers who support your candidacy. Further details about the elections process can be found in the attached application. If you have any questions about the Senate or the election, please contact the Director of Elections, Mary-Claire Spurgin, at

New Cabinet

Introducing this year’s Cabinet!

President, Helen Hitz ’21
Vice President, Maxine McCuller ’21
Treasurer, William Witmer ’20
SAAB Chair, Shannon Drew ’20
SOC Chair, Nick Gothard ’21
CSRC Chair, Mikah Bertelmann ’21
DC Chair, Elizabeth Gillingham ’20
Director of Elections, Mary-Claire Spurgin ’21
Auditor, Katie Krueger ’21
Chief Justice, Allison Behrens ’21
Chief of Staff, Elsa Spalding ’22

To learn more about each member and ways to contact us, click here. Beginning in September, you can also stop by the ASLC Office (Templeton 251) during Office Hours too!

More Senators!

Congratulations to our three newest members of ASLC!

On Thursday, April 11th Senator Copeland Burchenal ’21, Senator Quentin Gaul ’21, and Senator Michelle Monheit ’21 have filled the senate seats vacated by Max Colmenares, Maxine McCuller, and Sherlock Ortiz. Their contact information, as well as what committees they will be serving on are listed below:

Copeland Burchenal – Student Organizations Committee

Quentin Gaul – Community Service & Relations Committee

Michelle Monheit – Finance Committee

For more information about the election, contact the Director of Elections at

Spring 2019 Senate Election Results

Congratulations to our two newest members of ASLC!

Senator Elsa Spaulding ’22 and Senator Nick Gothard ’22 were elected to fill the senate seats vacated by Celeste Kurnik ’22  and Annika Jackson ’22. Their duties begin Friday, February 1, 2019. Elsa can be reached at and Nick at

For more information about the election, contact the Director of Elections at

Spring 2019 Election Results

Congratulations to our newest members of ASLC!

Senator Hannah Posey-Scholl ’20 was elected to fill the senate seat vacated by Naylor Finnerty ’19 and begins her duties effective Friday, November 30, 2018. She can be reached at

Katie Krueger ’21 was elected to fill the seat being vacated by the current Community Service & Relations Coordinator, Mikah Bertelmann ’21, and will begin her duties effective Friday, December 21, 2018. She can be reached at until then.

For more information about the election, contact the Director of Elections at

A Message From the CSRC


November 27, 2018

Dear Fellow Pios,

Hello! My name is Mikah Bertelmann and I’m the ASLC Community Service & Relations Coordinator. As part of the responsibility of the CSRC, I oversee providing the New York Times to the Lewis & Clark community and I’m excited to announce that effective Monday, December 3rd, you will now have full complimentary access to and NYT mobile apps among other amazing features outlined here.

To activate your pass for free access, follow these steps:

  1. Visit and be sure to use your email address.
  2. Follow the simple instructions to create your account.
  3. Once activated, your pass will provide unlimited and uninterrupted access to from any location until the time you graduate.

In anticipation of this exciting new offering and in an effort to make L&C more sustainable, ASLC will be cutting back the number of print copies provided beginning in the Spring. If you cannot access the NYT online, be sure to seek out one of the limited number of print copies from outside Fields Dining Hall.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at For support with the onboarding process, please fill out the link here.

Have a great rest of the semester,

Mikah Bertelmann ’21, Community Service & Relations Coordinator



Join A Committee

Want to make a difference in your school community? Want to be involved but don’t know how? Interested in being part of ASLC? Worry no more, ASLC is looking to fill seats in the following committees. Feel free to email the committee chairs with any questions and use the links to apply:






StAT & CAC ( Email the Chief Justice to learn more about how to get involved.

AUDITORY STAFF ( Email the Auditor to learn more about how to get involved.

Senate Candidates 2018

Hello Pios!


Attached to this email you’ll find the Fall 2018 ASLC Voter Information Packet, which contains candidate statements and photos for each of the students running for ASLC Senate. A separate email will go out in a few minutes with a link to your ballot. There are eighteen candidates running for twelve Senate seats, and you can vote for up to twelve candidates.


I would encourage you to take a few minutes to read over the statements before voting; these candidates are running to represent you and your fellow students and to solve problems that you see on campus. Voting is one of the best ways for you to have a say in your student government.


Voting will be open for exactly one week, so be sure to submit your ballot by 9:30 a.m. next Tuesday, September 25. Then stop by the ASLC table outside the Bon this week to pick up an I Voted sticker!


Additionally, the annual Senate debate will take place this Thursday, September 20, at 7pm in the Council Chambers. The debate is an opportunity for all of the Senate candidates to elaborate on their statements and talk about what concrete steps they would like to take if elected.


There will be a period for questions from the community, so if you have an issue with some aspect of student life, this is a great time to see where these candidates stand and how they’re planning to address it. Additionally, there will be free pizza for all attendees!


If you have any questions about voting or the debate, please don’t hesitate to contact me at



Mary-Claire Spurgin ‘21

Director of Elections

Candidate Statements