The University of Maine is committed to preventing and intervening in all forms of gender discrimination which includes sexual assault and sexual harassment, and can also include relationship abuse and stalking. We strongly urge students who have been impacted by gender discrimination to take action, including using the support services identified and/or pursuing criminal and student conduct action.
The University strongly encourages students to seek out the assistance of the support services listed below. These resources can work to assist with accommodations such as the following:
- No Contact Order – to eliminate contact with the accused
- Academic Accommodations
- Change in Living Arrangements
- Access to Health & Counseling Services
- Safety Escorts & Safety Planning
Privacy will be respected to the fullest extent possible. Requests for confidentiality may limit the University’s ability to respond to a report.
Many University employees are required by law to report all complaints of gender discrimination to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator even when the complainant requests no action to betaken. When an incident is reported the University will investigate the complaint and take necessary action to protect the individual and the community.
We have a wealth of resources right here on campus and in the surrounding communities. Most resources are available at no cost. Click below to find out about the resources available to you and those you know.
For Emergencies: University of Maine Police Department, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
Dial 911 from campus telephones; or
Dial 207-581-4040 from other Maine phones
For On-Call Dean: Call 207-581-4040 and ask to speak with the on call Dean, Kenda Scheele
Deputy Title IX Coordinator:Office of Equal Opportunity/Division of Student Life, University of Maine
Elizabeth Lavoie: 207-581-1406
For Student Advocates: University of Maine Division of Student Life
Andrea Gifford: 207-581-1406
John Lawler: 207-581-4081
Lauri Sidelko: 207-581-1423
For Student Conduct Complaints: University of Maine Office of Community Standards, Rights, & Responsibilities
David Fiacco: 207-581-1409
Sexual Assault Prevention Training
The University of Maine System and all of its campuses are dedicated to creating a positive and safe environment for employees and students alike. In pursuit of this positive and safe environment and to be in compliance with guidance and federal laws we are pleased to provide some excellent and relevant training around sexual assault, dating & domestic violence, and stalking. The training includes our University policies that have been updated to reflect the spirit and requirements of the guidance and newly enacted federal laws. We have also provided many on campus and off campus resources that we hope you will find helpful, should you ever need them. Please access the training by logging in to your campus portal and following the link found in UMS Student Announcements.