Student Rights and Responsibilities

Here is a link to the Bates Student Handbook, where you will find policies and information to support the successful completion of your education at Bates Technical College. Some of the topics of note in the handbook are listed below. It is every student’s responsibility to become familiar with policies found in the handbook, including:






Code of conduct

Online Academic Integrity

There are specific issues regarding online learning and academic integrity. As a Bates student, when you are given access to Canvas, you are expected to keep confidential your username and password and to never allow anyone else to log-in to your account. Sharing access or passwords to Canvas is considered a breach of academic integrity and could result in you being removed from your class.

Academic violations include plagiarism, cheating, misrepresentation, and unauthorized access. When you log-in to Canvas, you do so with the understanding and agreement to produce your own work, to complete course activities yourself, and to take course exams, tests or quizzes without the assistance of others. Violations of the policy may result in sanctions including failing the assignment, failing the course, transcript notation, or referral for Academic Hearing. Please ask the instructor of this course if you have questions regarding course expectations.

Here are Bates Technical College’s statements on:

Accommodations and ADA

On the basis of disability, no student will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any college program or activity. Bates is committed to providing qualified students with equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services, programs and activities in an integrated setting appropriate to the student’s needs, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and state laws of 1994, chapter 105.


Diversity supports the mission of Bates Technical College. Respecting and promoting diversity is vital to the education of our students and to the learning environment of our campus community. We foster an atmosphere where each of us is valued for our intellectual and cultural perspectives, increasing our ability to reflect critically and resolve challenges. We share a wealth of experiences that strengthens us individually and as a society. As students and educators, we commit to building a diverse and engaged community.


Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. (Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Support Services Office at 253.680.7012.) Inquiries regarding Bates’ non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to:

  • (Employees/Guests/Visitors) Executive Director of Human Resources
  • (Students) Vice President Student Services