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Office of Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention

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The University of Maine is committed to preventing and intervening in all forms of gender discrimination which includes sexual assault and sexual harassment, and can also include relationship abuse and stalking. We strongly urge students who have been impacted by gender discrimination to take action, including using the support services identified and/or pursuing criminal and student conduct action.

The University strongly encourages students to seek out the assistance of the support services listed below. These resources can work to assist with accommodations such as the following:

- No Contact Order – to eliminate contact with the accused
- Academic Accommodations
- Change in Living Arrangements
- Access to Health & Counseling Services
- Safety Escorts & Safety Planning

Privacy will be respected to the fullest extent possible. Requests for confidentiality may limit the University’s ability to respond to a report.

Many University employees are required by law to report all complaints of gender discrimination to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator even when the complainant requests no action to betaken. When an incident is reported the University will investigate the complaint and take necessary action to protect the individual and the community.

We have a wealth of resources right here on campus and in the surrounding communities.  Most resources are available at no cost.  Click below to find out about the resources available to you and those you know.

Support Services

For Emergencies: University of Maine Police Department, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,

Dial 911 from campus telephones; or

Dial 207-581-4040 from other Maine phones

For On-Call Dean: Call 207-581-4040 and ask to speak with the on call Dean, Kenda Scheele

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:Office of Equal Opportunity/Division of Student Life, University of Maine

              Elizabeth Lavoie: 207-581-1406

For Student Advocates: University of Maine Division of Student Life

              Andrea Gifford: 207-581-1406

             John Lawler: 207-581-4081

             Lauri Sidelko: 207-581-1423

For Student Conduct Complaints: University of Maine Office of Community Standards, Rights, & Responsibilities

             David Fiacco: 207-581-1409


Contact Information

Office of Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention
5748 Memorial Union
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1406 | Fax: (207) 581-4215E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469