For Students

Bowdoin is committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and to faculty who enrich and contribute to the College's ethnic and cultural diversity.
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) works to increase diversity in higher education by providing promising undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds two years of mentoring and preparation for a PhD program. It supports students committed to pursuing doctoral studies and a teaching career in higher education.
THRIVE is comprised of a wide range of undertakings, including academic enrichment, service and leadership development, peer-mentoring, and financial support. It draws on best practices for inclusive excellence and fosters innovative curricular and pedagogical approaches to instruction.

Our commitment to the common good means we are working every day to create a welcoming and inclusive community. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect different races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, religions, and differing political perspectives, among other identities.
Bowdoin is committed to accessibility for community members with all types of disabilities, impairments, health conditions, access needs, etc. Our goal is to identify and eliminate barriers to inclusion for people with disabilities so that all can enjoy our campus.

The Bowdoin Outing Club is committed to creating a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive space for all students. Our goal is that any student who wants to participate in any component of our program feels welcome to do so and accepted sharing their authentic selves. We work to reduce barriers to participation, shift the predominant outdoor narrative, and increase a sense of belonging to our community for all students.

More than 100 different groups sponsor extra- and cocurricular activities for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Together, these organizations broaden and enrich your time at Bowdoin by providing social, cultural, and educational experiences outside the classroom.