Welcome to the OIE

The Office of Intercultural Education seeks to promote a campus climate where inclusion, compassion and respect are at the core of our community consciousness.

Guided by the ideals of the Bates College mission statement, our programming is grounded in an understanding that difference includes people of all sexual orientations, ethnicities, abilities, religious, spiritual and cultural traditions, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, and races.

We endeavor to increase intercultural competence through ongoing dialog and academic engagement.

The OIE also aims to bolster students’ intellectual growth and personal development by providing access to resources; space for meetings, quiet study and reflection, and opportunities to celebrate the richness of our differences.


Office of Intercultural Education

142 Chase Hall

Lewiston, Maine 04240

Phone: 207-786-8303

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