On Sept. 12 2006 the University of Maine’s President Robert Kennedy signed into effect a new policy on Relationship Abuse and the Workplace. The new policy recognizes the impact of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking on the workplace.
A key aspect of the new policy is a network of informal responders, University of Maine employees who received special training on how to recognize signs of abuse, provide support and make appropriate referrals.
General overviews on the policy are available for all employees.
Maine’s attorney general, Steven Rowe, also visited campus in September to give the keynote talk at an event announcing UMaine’s new Relationship Abuse and the Workplace Policy. The result of an initiative spearheaded by Renate Klein and Carey Nason at UMaine’s Safe Campus Project, the new policy is innovative and I believe that it will be very effective in helping members of our community deal with relationship abuse issues. A key component is a network of peer responders, UMaine volunteer employees who will be available to provide support and informed advice.
If you are staff member experiencing sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, or relationship violence and wish to file a complaint with the University against an employee or a visitor please contact,
Karen Kemble, Title IX Coordinator
101 North Stevens Hall