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Bates College Department of Athletics and Physical Education Mission Statement

The Department of Athletics and Physical Education promotes the mission of the College by providing appropriate amateur, gender-equitable athletic opportunities that enhance the overall liberal arts undergraduate experience.  The members of the Athletics Department are professional educators who foster the principles of fair play, good sportsmanship and ethical conduct and who are committed to the optimum intellectual, physical and personal development of all students.  Consistent with Bates’ national reputation, the Department offers programs that strive for excellence and seek distinction within the New England Small College Athletic Conference and at the national level.  The Department and its programs play a critical role in promoting diversity, respect, and inclusion while working to build community amongst students, faculty, staff, alumni, and in Lewiston-Auburn.