Diversity is not the objective. It is a means to facilitate our achieving the critical objective: innovation. National Science Foundation

Effective recruitment = diversity = inclusive excellence at UMaine.

Beyond Recruitment

Explore these unique resources that help our international colleagues and students of color feel at home.


China Garden (Orono): Off-menu cooking for Chinese customers, owner may order Asian groceries.
Long Grain (Camden): Thai food and Asian market.
Me Lon Togo (Searsport & Waterville): West African cuisine.
Serendib (Ellsworth): Sri Lankan menu; considered the best Indian restaurant in Maine.
Taste Jamaica Take-Out (Ellsworth): Caribbean offerings.


China Garden (Orono): small selection of Asian groceries.
Layla’s Bazaar (Orono): Halal meats (frozen) and Middle Eastern/Mediterranean groceries.
Long Grain (Camden): Full-scale Asian market.
Natural Living Center (Bangor): Bangor’s best selection of Asian, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern ingredients.
Tropical Tastes and Styles (Bangor): African and Caribbean food.

Beauty Products / Hair Styling

Tropical Tastes and Styles (Bangor): Beauty products and hairstyling for people of color. display of international flags