SPARQ! is a network of resources sponsored by the OIE that strive to support students’ positive development of gender, (a)sexuality, and (a)romantic identity. We offer peer mentoring, ally education, and targeted programming focused on specific LGBTQIA+ identities accessible to the entire Bates community. Through these resources, SPARQ! will provide a consistent presence which aspires to foster a true sense of safety and belonging for trans, queer, and questioning students.
Click here to be matched with a SPARQ! Peer Mentor.
Or stop by the OIE, 144 Chase Hall, from 4-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for SPARQ! Peer Mentor drop-in hours!
SPARQ! Peer Mentors
Click here to be matched with a SPARQ! Peer.
You can always stop by the OIE to chat with a SPARQ! Peer Mentor, as well. For more information please contact the program supervisor, Natalie Bornstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPARQ! prioritizes the privacy of all students who attend these events.
Out2Lunch Discussion Series
Active Ally Trainings
Active Ally Trainings are formal and interactive workshops providing awareness, education, skills, and forms of actions individuals need to perpetuate a safe and welcoming campus. Each training is tailored to the needs of the audience. Trainings are open to ALL students, staff, and faculty.
For more info, please click here.