Mission & Values
Bates Mission Statement:
Since 1855, Bates College has been dedicated to the emancipating potential of the liberal arts. Bates educates the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. With ardor and devotion — Amore ac Studio — we engage the transformative power of our differences, cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action. Preparing leaders sustained by a love of learning and a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world, Bates is a college for coming times.
OIE Mission Statement:
The Bates College Office of Intercultural Education strives to
- provide students with a sense of belonging in their social and intellectual communities
- elevate students’ awareness of their personal power and effectiveness;
- catalyze and educate allies among students, faculty, and staff
by serving as a community hub that harnesses our differences.
OIE Vision Statement:
“One day all students will champion diversity of thought, experience, and identity.”