How to Apply

Applications for the UMDLI 2019–20 cohort are now closed. Look for an invitation to apply to next year’s cohort in February 2020. Contact Barbara Blazej, or Barbara Cochran, or 207.581.4094 with questions.

Are you interested in helping shape a diverse and inclusive campus community?  Do you want to improve your skills and reduce your fear of difficult cross-cultural communications or situations?  If these questions spark your curiosity and you would like to learn more with a committed and supportive group of colleagues, we cordially invite you to apply to the UMDLI 2019–20 cohort.

To apply please submit both:

  1. UMDLI Application
  2. Supervisor Consent

Applicants selected for the informal interview stage of the selection process will be notified soon after.


  • Attendance at a three-day, overnight kickoff Immersion on the Orono campus
  • Attendance at monthly four-hour training sessions on the Orono campus during the academic year exploring more deeply the various aspects of diversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to campus diversity leadership
  • Supervisor support of your participation
UMDLI 2017-18 cohort
2017-18 UMDLI Cohort
UMDLI 19-20 cohort group photo
2019–20 UMDLI Cohort
2015-16 UMDLI Cohort
2015-16 UMDLI Cohort (missing members Mark Congdon and Jennifer Lobley)
photo of UMDLI 2018–19 cohort
2018–19 UMDLI Cohort
2014-2015 UMDLI Alums
2014-15 UMDLI Cohort