The Graduate Student Government at the University of Maine

Regarding Our Community, Safety, and Civility

Dear members of the Graduate Student Body,

It has come to our attention that members on both sides of a recently contentious issue have come forward with safety concerns following divisive statements made by a student organization in support of the view and opinion of the Waterville Mayor, Nick Isgro.

To read our full statement on behalf of the Graduate Student Government, please see the letter below. 

We wish you all the best as you progress through the remainder of the Fall semester, and urge you to reach out to your colleagues, graduate coordinators, members of the GSG, or the Graduate School with any concerns you may have.

On behalf of the Graduate Student Government, we are thankful to have such a richness of diversity within our campus community, and look forward to celebrating Native American Heritage Month with you all in November.

In gratitude, respect, and celebration of our differences,

The Members of the Graduate Student Government Executive Committee

Official Statement


A Message from the President, Graduate Student Government:   

The Graduate Student Government commits to the search for, and showcase of, student excellence in the areas of research, leadership, and service to others, for the benefit of another individual, the University of Maine and related organizations, the UMaine community including non-profit organizations, and/or the world or for ‘global good’. Working collaboratively with all University of Maine departments, including the Office of the VPRDGS, the GSG aims to increase access to funding for ongoing research, and/or leadership, and/or service activities. Exceptional student leadership is character of the University of Maine and is deserving of recognition and compensation for those who demonstrate exemplary performance in those areas. Eligible students are highly encouraged to apply.                                                

Best of luck!

Lacey R. Darling, President 2019-2020