This catalog constitutes the basic agreement between the college and its students and prospective students. In case of conflict between this catalog and any supplements hereto and any other written or oral statements, this catalog and its supplements shall be deemed to be the official statement. Between print versions of the catalog, additions such as new courses and updated deadlines and fees are published in the online version of the catalog, which is considered a supplement. The most current catalog is available online at bates.edu/catalog. The college reserves the right to change any of the statements herein by reasonable notice in any supplemental catalog or other publication specifically setting forth any such changes.
Bates College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the Office of the President of Bates College. Individuals may also contact the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford MA 01730-1433; (781) 271-0022; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bates values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion of a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the college’s mission as an institution of higher learning. The college seeks to encourage inquiry and reasoned dialogue in a climate of mutual respect.
Bates does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital or parental status, age, or disability, in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its educational policies and programs, or in the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff.
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