Reporting Bias, Harassment, Discrimination

Bates community members have access to a variety of private resources provided by the college. The individuals listed below can a) provide information regarding the college’s policies and procedures; b) assist in accessing other support services; and c) help arrange for supportive measures or other remedies. While not bound by confidentiality, these resources will maintain the privacy of an individual’s information within the limited circle of those who need to know to assist with providing support services or resolving a report. The professionals listed below are trained to support individuals affected by bias, discrimination, and harassment based on any measure of identity, including racism, homophobia, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, and to coordinate with the Title IX Coordinator consistent with the college’s commitment to a safe and healthy educational and work environment.

Title IX Team members have additional robust training in supporting those individuals reporting sexual harassment, including sexual assault, stalking, and domestic and dating violence; Bias Response Team Members are particularly attuned to issues of racism, homophobia, and bias based upon other protected classes.

Title IX Team

Director of Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance/Title IX Coordinator, Gwen Lexow
Lane Hall 202-A | 207-786-6445 |

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics, Celine Cunningham
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Alumni Gym | 207-786-6342  |

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty,  Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir
Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Politics
Lane Hall 120 | 207-786-6472  |

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Staff and Visitors, Melissa Benoit
Manager of Human Resources Partner Services
215 College Street | 207-753-6935  |

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, Erin Foster Zsiga
Senior Associate Dean of Students
Lane Hall 104 | 207-786-6215  |


Director of Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance/Title IX Coordinator, Gwen Lexow
Lane Hall 202-A | 207-786-6445 |

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Noelle Chaddock
Lane Hall 201 |  207-786-6031 |

Manager for Human Resources Partner Services, Melissa Benoit
215 College Street | 207-753-6935  |

Member of the DoF Office, TBD
Member of the Student Affairs Team, TBD

Additional On Campus Reporting Options

Bates Campus Safety & Security
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
245 College Street | 207-786-6254
Emergency: 207-786-6111

Junior Advisors/Residence Coordinators/Residence Coordinator Team Leaders
In houses and residence halls