Student Clubs

What is a club?
A club is a group or organization open to any and all currently-enrolled Bates students who share similar interests or purposes. These interests may include culture, hobbies, sports, leisure activities or even activities related to current or future professional goals.

Purpose and benefits of student clubs
Clubs are coordinated through the Associated Student Government, and provide students with the opportunity to learn leadership skills, work in diverse groups, and form communities around similar interests or goals.

Clubs assist in enhancing social and professional skills by encouraging students to:

o   Develop leadership qualities and skills
o   Network at a college and community level
o   Feel connected to the campus community
o   Work in diverse groups
o   Establish and refine teamwork related skills
o   Form lasting relationships

How to start an athletic club
If you are interested in starting a team, or have an idea for a team, see LeMont Lucas (Room E301 of the Downtown Campus) or go to Comeback Sports for the types of team activities already in existence.

Administrative Office Assistant Club
The mission of this club is to provide students the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and execute and event. The club meets every other Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in room C 317 downtown. For more information, contact Jessica Paterson,

Bates Bots
The mission of this club is to build robots to better understand electronic and design. The club meets Mondays at 1 p.m. in the Biomedical classroom 1, C 102 downtown.  For more information, contact Nick Horsley,

Bates SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association) Club
The mission of this club is to create a cohesive, creative and compassionate club that reflects the values of occupational therapy in the classroom and beyond. The club meets Tuesdays from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45p.m. in the OTA classroom, room C 203 downtown. For more information, contact Jamie M. or Carolyn N.

Black Student Union Club
The mission of this club is to focus on student empowerment, academic excellence and leadership while creating overall positive perceptions of students of color. The club meets the second Friday each month from 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the ASG conference room, C 305 downtown. For more information, contact Meron Haile,

Queer Student Community
The Queer Student Community is dedicated to providing a safe, enjoyable space for students of all backgrounds. To provide a learning environment for those wanting to know more about the LGBT community, and to help educate those in our community about the issues our community faces every day. The club meets Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in the Student Diversity room, C 305 downtown. For more information, contact Alan at: .

Recovery Club
A club for those wanting to support and encourage those with addictions. The club meets Fridays from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in room B 224 of the advanced technology building. For more information, contact Tristan McClain,

The Removables Club
The mission of this club is to advance the Dental Lab Program to align with industry innovations in CAD and to create a better understanding of Digital Restorative Dentistry. The club meets the first and third Monday each month in the Dental Lab lecture and break room, room A 228 D downtown. For more information, contact, Carl Sgambelluri,

Work That Fulcrum
To support inter-personal communication and technical skills required of a Dental Assistant. Effective communication, team building and keeping up with industry innovations in digital technology. The club plans to meets on the First and Third Friday, at 11 a.m. in in room C 208A downtown. For more information, contact Cathi at: .