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Student Life

  • The University of Maine has approximately 260 alumni who have been Peace Corps volunteers.
  • UMaine is recognized as a Veteran Friendly University by the Military Friendly Schools Guide (2012). Veterans Education and Transitions Services assists and supports student veterans and their families with their transition from soldier to scholar with certification programs, veterans weeks, the VETS Advisory Committee and the Student Veterans student organization.
  • The Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism brokers some 30,000 hours of community service each year, provides mentors to local schools, supports numerous charitable agencies, and through its initiative “From a Day of Service to a Lifetime of Commitment” involves 1,500 first-year students in a program of service beyond self. Through the Bodwell Center, the Alternative Spring Break program provides 5,000 hours of community service to social causes throughout the United States. Another 115 students participate in the UNUM Leaders Program, designed to engage first-year students as leaders.
  • The Office of Multicultural Programs operates the only Multicultural Center in the University of Maine System. The center is home to nine culturally focused student organizations, the Multicultural Scholars Society, and the annual fall Harambe Jazz Festival.
  • Greek Life at the University of Maine has existed since 1874. Seventeen fraternities and 7 sororities represent over 12 percent of the undergraduate population. Fraternities and sororities promote leadership, service and academic achievement. UMaine’s Pan-Hellenic Council recently received national recognition for excellence and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity received the Buchanan Cup, awarded to the nation’s top chapters.
  • UMaine is the birthplace of Iota Nu Kappa, the region’s first and only multicultural fraternity.
  • “The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students” lists UMaine as one of its top 100 best campuses for LGBT students.