Mission

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion serves as a vital and integral resource for students and employees in the areas of equity, inclusion and diversity. The office is dedicated to:

  1. supporting University of Maine students from historically underrepresented identities, including but not limited to: sexuality, race, gender identity, spirituality, ethnicity, ability, religion, nationality, socio-economic status, and others; and
  2. providing awareness and education to the entire university community around issues of equity, diversity, inclusion and privilege. 

We address these priorities by providing safe, welcoming centers and through regular celebratory, educational and thought-provoking offerings including but not limited to: Safe Zone and Inclusion training programs, Lunch and Learn sessions, panel discussions, and outreach to students, staff and faculty. The ODI reaches out across our campus and into the surrounding community as well in order to help create a climate of respect, of celebration of difference, and of well-being and safety.