Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution


Bates Statement of Community Principles

Membership in the Bates community requires that individuals hold themselves and others responsible for honorable conduct at all times. Together we create the educational and social setting that makes Bates College unique, with an atmosphere characterized by trust and mutual concern. Our actions must support our ability to work, study, live and learn together productively and safely. We are dedicated as a community to intellectual honesty and to the protection of academic freedom. These values are fundamental to scholarship, teaching and learning. We expect each other to maintain the highest integrity in all of our academic and social undertakings.

In keeping with the College’s mission to encourage student development, and to foster leadership, service, and creativity, certain policies and community standards have been established to further these educational goals. The student conduct and conflict resolution programs at Bates College are educationally focused at their core, seeking to help students learn from their mistakes and resolve conflicts peacefully, while balancing the needs of the greater Bates and Lewiston-Auburn communities.

All of the relevant college policies and procedures can be found on the websites on the menu to the right. Senior Associate Dean of Students Carl Steidel manages the college’s student conduct and conflict resolution programs. If students or parents have any questions, Dean Steidel is located in Lane Hall 103 and is available via email at csteidel@bates.edu, or to schedule an appointment call 207-786-6220.