Appeals Process

Those who wish to appeal a decision made by the Budgets & Clubs Board (BCB) may submit a written request and the reasons for the appeal to BCB (by emailing bcb@bates.edu) within seven days of the date of BCB’s original decision.

  • Your group shall have a hearing with BCB within fourteen days after the appeal (your written request) has been received.
  • Upon closure of the hearing, if there is at least 40% minority vote of BCB in favor of the proposed club, the club’s application materials will be brought before the BCSG Assembly at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
  • Before the Assembly votes, the Chair of BCB or their designee will submit a report summarizing the pros and cons about granting club status to the Assembly before the final decision is made.
  • A majority vote of the BCSG Assembly is required for approval.