Resources for Students


Accessible Education Resources

Accommodations & Student Responsibilities

This document outlines protocol and student responsibilities in regard to using exam and other accommodations.

Tips for Talking with Your Professors

Use this tip sheet to help you prepare for a conversation with your professors about your accommodations and/or disability.

Resources Available to all Bates Students

The range of academic and support services for Bates students is broad. We outline below some of the key services available, though the list is not exhaustive.

Academic Support

Click here for a comprehensive listing of available Academic Resources at Bates College. Available resources include:

Academic Resource Commons

The Academic Resource Commons is a collaboration that provides a variety of services (including tutoring, student workshops, and the trainings for peer tutors) designed to help Bates students to thrive and excel in their studies.

Peer Tutoring

The tutoring program is available to all Bates students in each discipline with the exception of English. Contact Donna Sevigny in Lane Hall 102 to request a tutor. Please note that for tutoring in math, students must go through the Mathematics and Statistics Workshop and for chemistry through the Chemistry department.

Writing at Bates

Students at Bates have access to both highly trained peers and professional staff at the peer-run Writing and Speaking Center and through the professional Writing Specialists.

Mathematics and Statistics Workshop

The Mathematics and Statistics Workshop offers assistance to students in introductory level courses that have a mathematical component.

Peer Assisted Learning in the Sciences (PALS)

Peer Assisted Learning in the Sciences (PALS) provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated group sessions to help students master the material in traditionally difficult science courses.

Academic Performance Concerns

Usually around mid-term, students who are falling behind in a course may receive a notice of concern from the course instructor and from a member of the Student Affairs staff regarding the student’s academic performance in the course. If you receive such a notice, consult with your instructor, your faculty advisor, and/or your Student Support Advisor.

Other Types of Support

The following resources are also accessible to all students.

Health Services

Health Services strives to enhance each student’s well-being by providing comprehensive, confidential health care and by encouraging informed, individual participation on health related decisions. Health Services provides both medical and counseling services to students.

Student Support Advisors

Student Support Advisors provide personal support and supplemental academic advising to a cohort of students. Students are assigned a Student Support Advisor prior to their matriculation and remain with their advisor for the duration of their enrollment at Bates.

Multifaith Chaplaincy

The Multifaith Chaplaincy creates inclusive programs and events for reflection, engagement, contemplation, and spiritual formation. Chaplains can connect you to various religious student groups on campus and also offer confidential conversation for students, faculty, and staff.

Office of Intercultural Education

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