Your Rights as a Student


If you feel that you have been impacted by gender discrimination which includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse, or stalking you have a right to:

  • Receive support services
  • Have your report handled as confidentially as possible – Be informed of the relevant University policy(ies)
  • File a complaint with the University, and have assistance doing so, through the Student Code of Conduct, if the complaint is against a student, or through the Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure, if the complaint is against and employee or visitor.
  • Have your complaint investigated
  • Receive assistance in writing a statement of the incident(s)
  • Request accommodations to improve your safety and reduce your contact with the accused student
  • Request accommodations such as extensions for assignments in classes, security escorts, counseling, etc.
  • File a police report
  • Be free from retaliation
  • File a complaint through the conduct code or a police report even without having a forensic exam

For any of the services listed, please contact:

Heather Hogan
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Title IX Student Services 
3rd Floor Memorial Union, Room 315
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

You also have the option to, or not to, notify and seek assistance from law enforcement and campus authorities.

There are a number of services, both on and off campus, available for students who are seeking confidential support.

Confidential Resources:
University of Maine Counseling Center:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Dial 207-581-1392
If you need to speak with a counselor after regular work hours, you can arrange this through the University of Maine Police Department by dialing:
911 from campus telephones; or 207-581-4040 from other Maine telephones

Cutler Health Center:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Dial 207-581-4000

Emergency Care: Ambulance service is available on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dial 911 for emergency services.

After Hours and Weekend Care: Clinicians are also available after hours and on weekends. These services may be provided at EMMC Orono Family Medicine, located on Kelley Road in Orono, or at Walk-In Care, located on Union Street in Bangor.

Dial 207-581-4000 to reach the on-call service.

Transportation to off-campus appointments and the emergency room are offered by the University through a local taxi service at no cost to the student.

For Anonymous Reporting:
Please use the University of Maine Campus Eyes website submission link below
Campus Eyes


Off Campus Confidential Resources: (These resource are open to students, staff, faculty and community members.)

For Sexual Assault: Rape Response Services
24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-871-7741

For Relationship Abuse/Violence: Partner for Peace
24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-863-9909