Welcome Club Leaders!

For the 2022-23 academic year, Campus Life (along with the other offices in Chase Hall) have moved to 96 Campus Ave (on the far side of JB). This includes all club storage spaces as well as shared, multi purpose spaces, the Bates Student, the Bates Arts Society, the Bates Musicians Union, and the Bates Outing Club Equipment Room.

Campus Life is excited to work with you this academic year!

Campus Life supports Student Clubs, Organizations, Social Programming, and Leadership Opportunities. Please feel free to stop by during our office hours between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Staff members are often out and about on campus connecting with students and staff, coordinating programs and events, and attending meetings. You can also each out to us if you would like to schedule a meeting or need assistance.

Our Mission

Reflecting the Bates Institutional Plan, Campus Life plays an integral role in the education of the whole person, a “process through which students become aware of their interests, community, and purpose in the world.” We deepen the student experience by providing resources and opportunities to explore interests through involvement in student clubs and organizations, social events and programs, skill building workshops, and employment opportunities. An equity and inclusion lens is foundational to our work – we actively aspire to dismantle -isms and -phobias, and partner with students to do the same in their areas of influence. To ensure an inclusive and accessible experience for all, Campus Life student clubs and organizations embody this mission by abiding by the Club/Org Membership Policy.

Leadership Development

Campus Life embeds the Bates Leads framework into our student employment positions and in orientation sessions designed to provide student clubs and organizations with leadership skills to achieve their individual and collective goals.

The mission of Bates Leads is to support students and staff in understanding and cultivating leadership as the act of taking
responsibility for solving a problem or achieving a goal. With a shared set of guiding principles and ample opportunity for practice and
self-reflection, Bates Leads enable diverse students and staff to develop the concepts and skills to create positive change in their
own lives and the lives of others.

The Bates Leads framework is based on the Social Change Model of leadership and includes the “7 Cs” or capacities, that ultimately lead to an 8th C or capacity: Change.

The 7 Cs are:

Consciousness of Self




Common Purpose


Civic Agency