Department of Athletics

USM Athletics Establishes Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board

GORHAM, Maine – With a proud tradition of success in the community, the classroom, personal development, professional growth, and of course athletic competition, the University of Southern Maine Department of Athletics knows that to continue to evolve as a leader in these critical areas, a commitment to the work of internal-evaluation, to learning and developing forward-thinking strategies, and to prioritizing the success of its student-athletes in all areas is required. 
It is with this idea in mind, that the Department of Athletics is excited to announce the creation of its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Board.  Created with the intention of fulfilling Priority #3 of the University's Five-Year (2020-25) Plan -  Leading on Equity, Race and Social Justice -  the main goal of the Huskies' Athletics Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board is to strategize with USM Athletics leadership to better support our diverse community of student-athletes and to become more inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. 
Board members include social justice leaders, University leadership, prominent student-athlete alumni and experts in a variety of fields.  Each individual, their unique perspectives and strengths, will all play a critical role in developing strategies, policies and programming to enhance the student-athlete experience at the University of Southern Maine. READ MORE