Our Aspirations

To sustain the vision of our founders into the 21st century

Bates strives to sustain the vision of its founders into the 21st century. Its mission is to prepare talented students to assume leadership roles in a future of rapid change, unprecedented access to world cultures, and social and civic responsibilities that can only be imagined today.

To prepare for this new global citizenship — marked by increased mobility, virtual collaboration, and new ways of learning — students must engage with other cultures, both during their college career as well as throughout their lives. To that end, Bates will continue to integrate our changing world deeply into campus life and into the curriculum to help all students, faculty, and staff understand and respect many experiences and voices.

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