International Women’s Day 2017
The United Nation’s theme for International Women’s Day 2017 calls for gender parity in the workplace by 2030. Since its founding, Bates has always been coeducational. Mary W. Mitchell was our first female graduate in 1869. Bates is committed to:
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.
—Bates mission statement