About the Office
Cultivating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Equity and Diversity Resources
Everyone is different; at Bates, we embrace and learn from that difference.
At Bates, we acknowledge and celebrate the plurality of identities, social positions, cultural perspectives and individual abilities that contribute to human difference. We believe in the emancipating potential of education to help all members of our community promote, respect and embrace diversity – broadly defined – and to preserve and advocate for human dignity. As we avow in the Bates mission statement, “With ardor and devotion — Amore ac Studio — we engage the transformative power of our differences, cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action” to prepare leaders who are “sustained by a love of learning and a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world.”