Diversity in Campus Life
Open to All
Bates is recognized for its inclusive social character: There are no fraternities or sororities, and student organizations are open to all. The College sponsors cultural, volunteer, athletic, social and religious opportunities that are open to all students, and it values participation in these activities.
Friendships flourish among very different types of people, both faculty and students, exemplifying the brightest facets of a Bates education.