SPARQ! is a network of resources sponsored by the OIE that strive to support students’ positive development of gender, (a)sexuality, and (a)romantic identity. We offer peer mentoring, ally education, and targeted programming focused on specific LGBTQIA+ identities accessible to the entire Bates community. Through these resources, SPARQ! will provide a consistent presence which aspires to foster a true sense of safety and belonging for trans, queer, and questioning students.
Click here to be matched with a SPARQ! Peer Mentor.
Or stop by the OIE, 144 Chase Hall, from 4:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the academic year for SPARQ! Peer Mentor drop-in hours!
SPARQ! Peer Mentors
Click here to be matched with a SPARQ! Peer.
You can always stop by the OIE to chat with a SPARQ! Peer Mentor, as well. For more information please contact the program supervisor, Natalie Bornstein at email@example.com
SPARQ! prioritizes the privacy of all students who attend these events.
Please refer to the Calendar or Events for more info!
Out2Lunch Discussion Series
Active Ally Trainings
Active Ally Trainings are formal and interactive workshops providing awareness, education, skills, and forms of actions individuals need to perpetuate a safe and welcoming campus. Each training is tailored to the needs of the audience. Trainings are open to ALL students, staff, and faculty. Trainings will resume Fall 2019.
For more info, please click here.