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Your Rights as a Student


If you feel that you have been impacted by gender discrimination which includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse, or stalking you have a right to:

  • Receive support services
  • Have your report handled as confidentially as possible – Be informed of the relevant University policy(ies)
  • File a complaint with the University, and have assistance doing so, through the Student Code of Conduct, if the complaint is against a student, or through the Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure, if the complaint is against and employee or visitor.
  • Have your complaint investigated
  • Receive assistance in writing a statement of the incident(s)
  • Request accommodations to improve your safety and reduce your contact with the accused student
  • Request accommodations such as extensions or assignments in classes, security escorts, counseling, etc.
  • File a police report
  • Be free from retaliation
  • File a complaint through the conduct code or a police report even without having a forensic exam

For any of the services listed above please contact:

Elizabeth Lavoie
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Office of Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention
3rd Floor Memorial Union, Room 315
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

There are also a number of services, both on and of campus, available for students who are seeking confidential support.

Confidential Resources:
University of Maine Counseling Center:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Dial 207-581-1392
If you need to speak with a counselor after regular work hours, you can arrange this through the University of Maine Police Department by dialing:
911 from campus telephones; or 207-581-4040 from other Maine telephones

Cutler Health Center:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Dial 207-581-4000

Emergency Care: Ambulance service is available on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dial 911 for emergency services.

After Hours and Weekend Care: Clinicians are also available after hours and on weekends. These services may be provided at EMMC Orono Family Medicine, located on Kelley Road in Orono, or at Walk-In Care, located on Union Street in Bangor. Dial 207-581-4000 to reach the on-call service.

Transportation to off-campus appointments and the emergency room are offered by the University through a local taxi service at no cost to the student.

For Anonymous Reporting:
Please use the University of Maine Campus Eyes website submission link below
Off Campus Confidential Resources:

For Sexual Assault: Rape Response Services
24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-310-0000

For Relationship Abuse/Violence
24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-863-9909

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