Key Resources

Emergency Assistance & Medical Care


Emergency Disptach: 911

Bates Campus Security:  207-786-6111 |  245 College Street

Lewiston Police Department:  207-784-6421  |  171 Park Street, Lewiston



Individuals are encouraged to seek medical care to assess immediate health care needs.

Bates Health Services:  207-786-6199  |   31 Campus Ave.  | Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm

Central Maine Medical Center:  207-795-2200  |  300 Main Street, Lewiston  |  24-hour Emergency Department (forensic exams available)

Lewiston Family Planning: 207-795-4007  |  179 Lisbon Street, Lewiston  |  Limited hours

Confidential Support


If you are uncertain whether you wish to file a report, you may speak confidentially regarding your experience or concerns with the following resources.

Except in extremely rare and limited circumstances, these individuals are under no obligation to share your personal information with the Title IX Officer or others at the college. They may provide non-identifying statistical information for federal reporting requirements.


Bates Counseling and Psychological Services

207-786-6199 | 31 Campus Avenue  |  Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm

For after hours or urgent counseling services:  207-786-6200  |  Press 0 to be connected with a mental health professional.


Multifaith Chaplains

Brittany Longsdorf and Raymond Clothier:  207-786-8272 | 163 Wood Street, 2nd floor  |  Regular business hours and by appointment


Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA)

Kelly Gorman:  207-753-6996 | Chase Hall 223  |  Regular business hours and by appointment


Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services (SAPARS)

24-hour helpline: 800-871-7741


Safe Voices (domestic violence)

24-hour helpline: 800-559-2927

Private Reporting

If you are ready to speak privately about your experience, we encourage you to speak with Gwen Lexow, the Title IX Officer, or any member of the Title IX Team, during regular business hours. You may also speak with a member of Campus Safety and Security at 207-786-6254 or in person at 245 College Street. There is no time limit for reporting to college staff.


Title IX Officer

Gwen Lexow:  207-786-6445 | Lane Hall 202A


Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

Erin Foster Zsiga:  207-786- 6215 | Chase Hall 220


Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty

Aslaug Asgeirdottir:  207-786- 6472 | Lane Hall 120


Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Staff

Melissa Benoit: 207-786-6935 | 215 College Street


Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics

Melissa DeRan: 207-786- 5954 | Alumni Gym #11

Other Bates Resources

Accessible Education and Support

Abigail Nelson:  207-786-6222  |  Ladd Library


Financial Aid Assistance

Wendy Glass:  207-786-6096  |  Libbey Forum, Room 8


Visa and Immigration Assistance

Shirley Govindasamy:  207-753-6948  |  215 College Avenue