Student Led 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 Campus Life & Activity Center, 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


Student Led Club Documents


Current Clubs

Bates ESports
To enhance the Bates Technical College community by providing a dynamic event center that fosters engagement for a significant segment of student body, while providing a safe and accessible place to engage in gaming and it’s ancillary activities. Bates Technical College has both an esports club and varsity team that competes collegiately across multiple titles. The club meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 3pm in room A134 in Central campus. Varsity team eligibility:The Bates Technical College esports team is open to: Part-time, Full-time and High School Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni. For more information, or to join: – Program Coordinator

Dungeon & Dragons Club
To play Dungeons & Dragons. The club meeting times are and location: The second full week of each month at noon, in the Facilities Maintenance Hop. For more information, or to join: Seth Tribble – President; Cameron LaFreniere  – Advisor.

The mission of SOTA club is to build a cohesive, creative and compassionate club that reflects the values of occupational therapy within the classroom and beyond. It is our priority to develop our intellect, social, and emotional well-being while enrolled at Bates to promote serving our communities. Meets Thursdays @ 1:30 p.m. in room B 310. President – ; Advisor

Nursing Club
To bring all nursing students together and support one another throughout the journey. Meets Fridays @ 2 p.m., starting on 11/18 in room B 308 downtown. President – ; Advisor

Shutter Bug Film Club
Educate people about film photography regardless of your prior experience. Analyze various film photographers and their work. Meets the last Wednesday of every month in room B112 at the Central campus from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. President – ; Advisor –