Orgs. & Committees
There are over 60 recognized student organizations at the College representing a broad range of interests. Take a moment to peruse the listing. Feel free to attend their meetings; they’re always looking for new members.
If you’re interested in a group look for posters announcing its meetings or check the listings in the Bates Daily. Phone numbers and mailboxes of contact people may be found in the Directory. If you have an interest which is not met by one of these groups, stop by the Student Activities Office to discuss Starting a new organization. There’s always room for more.
The Extracurricular Activities and Residential Life Committee (EARL), a combined student-faculty committee, is charged with overseeing extracurricular life on campus. Committee responsibilities include ratification of the Representative Assembly’s annual budget allocations to student organizations and constitution review and formal recognition of new student organizations.
The Representative Assembly is Bates’ student government. The R.A. is both a forum for students to voice opinions on important campus issues and a liaison between the student body and the administration. The R.A. selects students to serve on student-faculty committees and allocates funds to Bates’ recognized student organizations, while also financially supporting numerous activities and initiatives on campus through both the allocations process and its co-sponsorship fund.
- Departmental ensembles
- Sports clubs
- Organizations & Officers
- Organizations A-Z
- Starting an organization