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
There’s no queue for this one, the match is waiting for you. Whether you’re a casual gamer or the one sending the rest back to the lobby, the Bates eSports Club wants you! This club hosts activities for members of all commitment and experience levels. Join with your classmates, family, or friends; this club is open to all! And for the most competitive among you, the Varsity eSports team gives you the opportunity to compete in national competitions and represent the college as a varsity student-athlete. Fill out the interest form here!

Bates Veteran’s Club
Bates Veteran’s Club is on a mission, and they want YOU to be a part of the elite unit. Whether you’re a veteran, a dependent, or just someone with a patriotic spirit, this club is the place for you! Mingle with other veterans, gain support with acclimating to campus life, access vital intel on veteran resources on and off campus, and show the strength of Bates Bobcats! Meetings take place the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30PM-1:30PM on South Campus in the Veteran’s Resource Center (B512, adjacent to the ELCON program). Send questions or intel here!

Dental Lab Technician Club
Don’t fear the dentistsjoin them! The Dental Lab Technician club is the perfect social hub for those chomping at the bit to learn more about dental technology outside of the classroom space. Members meet to research dental technology, study emerging procedures, and attend conferences and other professional development opportunities alongside those who have a passion for Dentistry! Meetings take place the first Monday of each month at 8AM on Downtown Campus B216. Contact advisor Robert Hayes with questions!

The Adventurers Guild
The dungeon awaits… and it’s your roll! Join the Adventurer’s Guild for weekly expeditions into the world of magical and fantastical tabletop RPGs and other board games, including Dungeons & Dragons! This club is beginner and drop-in/out friendly, so no worries if you can’t make every meeting. Stop by South Campus B105 (in the Facilities Maintenance building) every Wednesday from 12PM-3PM to answer the call to adventure! Contact club president Sean Renning to gear up!

The Innovation Club
The Innovation club is a combination of Diesel Tech and Engineering and exists to help students apply learned classroom knowledge on practical projects that they wish to build outside of instruction time. The club is open to all who have an interest in diesel tech and engineering. The meetings are Biweekly in the Diesel Shop Area on Wednesday 12:30-2. For more information, contact Advisor

S-O-T-A, join the SOTA club today! SOTA club’s mission is to nurture, educate, and involve aspiring Occupational Therapy Assistants in fostering a learning community that advocates and serves. Through teamwork, empathy, and ongoing development, they seek to enhance their skills and positively impact the lives of people and communities. Contact club president Jordan Willis if you’re interested in learning more!
Cyber Security ClubThe firewall is down and they’re in! Cyber Security Club is the hub for students interested in all things IT, including networking, cyber security, and cloud computing. They’ll patch you in to study sessions, fun workshops and projects, and off-campus trips to connect with potential employers in the field. Download the update to your education and join today! Contact advisor Joseph Kauer with questions or to join!
Tabletop Card Club
Magic! Battle! Tabletop Club! Join the sister club to the Adventurer’s Guild, open to all those interested in tabletop card games, such as Magic the Gathering and Warhammer 40k! Novice spell casters and amateur fighters are welcome any time! Meetings take place every Monday at 1:45PM on Central Campus B219. Send questions by telepathy, raven, or email to club president Elenor Henly.
Hose Jockey Club
The Hose Jockey Club is fighting fires, and they want your help! Interested in testing for a career as a firefighter? Want to know more about what it takes to have a career as a firefighter? Join the Hose Jockey Club! Learn more about firefighting, join a community of those with a passion for community service, and support members working toward passing their licensing training! Meetings will be held the first Wednesday of every month at 7PM in Building D on South Campus. Interested? Contact advisor Travis Smith!

Bates Technical College FC

Grab your cleats and your jersey, it’s game time! The Bates Football Club is looking for fellow students with a passion for soccer, whether you’re an avid watcher of soccer games or fast on your feet (or with your head). If you’d like to join the team, contact the club president today!
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