Mission Statement

The Office of Equal Opportunity at the University of Maine strives to ensure that all university community members uphold federal and state nondiscrimination laws.  To that end, we work toward a campus climate that is supportive of equity through advice, education, and intervention.

Education is a critical component to building a campus community that understands its rights and obligations pertaining to equal opportunity and affirmative action.  Therefore we provide various live and online training tools.

We advise individuals and departments regarding specific equal opportunity issues.  This includes providing information regarding complaint resolution mechanisms such as the University of Maine System Procedure for Equal Opportunity Complaints.

For more information regarding the functions of the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, click here.

Nondiscrimination Notice

The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. Please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 N. Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 at 207-581-1226 (voice), TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), or equal.opportunity@maine.edu with questions or concerns.

All University of Maine System Campuses

For general information pertaining to the University of Maine System Equal Opportunity Center of Excellence and all of the UMS campuses, please click here.