Your Rights as a Student

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY AND YOU NEED ASSISTANCE RIGHT AWAY PLEASE DIAL 911

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 or 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 these services listed please contact:

Kenda Scheele
Interim Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Title IX – Student Services 
3rd Floor Memorial Union, Room 315
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
207-581-1406
um.titleix@maine.edu

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 of 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 online web form

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

An advocate from Rape Response Services will be available for free and confidential drop-in services via Zoom every Wednesday from 3pm-4:30pm. Anyone who has been affected by sexual violence is welcome to join and get support from an advocate. We will be meeting with people one at a time, so you may be placed in a virtual waiting room for a period of time. If you are in urgent need of support, please reach out to our 24/7 helpline 1-800-871-7741. Additionally, if you would like to make an appointment for a virtual meeting, you can email Haley, at hbloodwell@penquis.org or call (207) 973-3651.

Link to zoom meeting with Rape Response Services Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm: https://zoom.us/j/96478250100?pwd=dVA5SmNBdUJBcHg2eGN2OGlvVEs4UT09

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