Bates College is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from any discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression*, marital or parental status, age, disability, and other legally protected statuses. Bates College shall adhere to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations.
*“Sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression” shall have the same meaning as the term “sexual orientation” as defined in the Maine Human Rights Act, as amended.
The college is dedicated to ensuring access, fairness and equity for all persons in its educational programs, related activities and employment, including those groups who have faced historical barriers to full and fair integration and participation. Bates College maintains a continuing commitment to identify and eliminate discriminatory practices in every phase of college operations.
The Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion coordinates the college’s efforts to comply with any and all federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of one or more of the protected characteristics listed above. The college also designates the Special Assistant to the President to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended (“Title IX”). Title IX prohibits discrimination in educational programs on the basis of sex. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual misconduct (including sexual assault) as defined by the college’s policies.
Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504), and complaints may be directed to the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, Lane Hall 201.
Retaliation against an individual who has raised claims of illegal discrimination or has cooperated with an investigation of such claims is prohibited.
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Judicial Affairs
Federal and State Agencies
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Phone: 617.289.0111 | Fax: 617.289.0150
#51 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207.624.6290 | Fax: 207.624.8729
The Maine Human Rights Commission is the State agency charged with enforcing Maine’s anti-discrimination laws, including the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA). To learn more see The Maine Human Rights Act: What it and how it works