Student Benefits


  • Students are eligible for Worker’s Compensation. Any injuries must be reported to the Human Resources Office within forty eight hours of the injury’s occurrence.

Affirmative Action

  • The Affirmative Action Office assists in identifying, eliminating, and/or replacing any practices, procedures, or policies that discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, age, veteran, or disability status. The Affirmative Action Office is located in 201 Lane Hall, and is open to students.
  • More detailed information about the Bates College Affirmative Action Policy, including formal and informal grievance procedures is available in the Faculty, Staff , and Student Handbooks, and in the Affirmative Action and Human Resources Offices.

Bates College’s Sexual Harassment Statement

  • Whereas it has been and is the policy of this college that sexual harassment of or by employees and others has no place and will not be tolerated in this college. The President shall advise the faculty, staff, and students that there are in effect adequate grievance procedures to facilitate prompt reporting of specific acts of sexual harassment at Bates, and urge members of the college to report such acts so that appropriate action may be taken.

Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment

  • Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute as sexual harassment when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or when submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis of employment decisions affecting the individual, or when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Grievance Policy

  • Formal and informal grievance procedures can be found in full in the Faculty, Staff, and Student Handbooks.
  • Any member of the Bates community may use these proceedings for the resolution of alleged discrimination or harassment, unless the allegation has already been considered by other mechanisms, such as the Student Conduct Committee or the procedures appropriate to faculty dismissal for cause.
  • The existence of these grievance procedures in no way precludes the college from taking immediate action to maintain the safety of the college community or an individual therein, should a situation of extreme emergency or criminal nature arise.