Bates College Student Government (BCSG) exists to provide voice and resources to student concerns. As part of this charge, it oversees, in conjunction with the support of the Office of Campus Life, all student clubs at Bates. BCSG works to further student interests at Bates to ensure an open, equitable, and accessible campus for all community members.

BCSG meetings are open to the public and occur in Hedge Hall 106 every Sunday at 7:00pm. BCSG meetings provide a forum for students to voice concerns and support, allowing BCSG to engage in advocacy and articulate student interests to the administration and faculty.