Have you, or someone you know, experienced sex discrimination, sexual assault or harassment, dating or domestic violence, or stalking while at USM? Here is information on filing the appropriate reports:
For Students Experiencing Interpersonal Violence
For Employees Who Are Mandated Reporters
If you, or someone you care about, has experienced interpersonal violence (sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, or stalking), the most important thing to remember is that it is not your fault, not the fault of the person experiencing this.
Confidential resources are available on and off campus:
Off Campus Dating and Domestic Violence Support
Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (1-866-834-4357)
Family Crisis Services (Cumberland County - the Portland and Gorham area)
Safe Voices (Androscoggin and surrounding counties - the Lewiston Auburn area)
Off Campus Sexual Assault Support
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (1-800-871-7741)
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (Cumberland County - the Portland and Gorham area)
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services (Androscoggin and surrounding counties - the Lewiston Auburn area)
On Campus Support and Reporting
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is the staff point person for all students who have experienced interpersonal violence (sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, or stalking). Sarah Holmes can explain a student’s options for reporting the incident to the appropriate police authorities, for reporting violations of the student code of conduct, and for exploring other intermediate remedies a student may need to remain successful at school. These remedies are available even when a student chooses not to file a police or student conduct report (for example: housing adjustments, no contact orders, requests for homework extensions or approved class absences, expedited counseling appointments, etc.). In some cases, when a report is made to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, action or investigation may need to be conducted if there is a safety threat to students or campus, but the Coordinator will do her best to make sure the student’s confidentiality is maintained.
Online Reporting Options:
This report goes directly to the Student Conduct Officer for USM. If you select “Title IX” for the “Nature of this report,” it will be sent to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
This report goes directly to Campus Police and will be shared with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for reporting purposes.
With some exceptions, all employees (including student employees and interns) at the University of Southern Maine, and in the entire University of Maine System, are considered mandated reporters when it comes to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking. The exceptions are the licensed, clinical staff in University Health and Counseling, and ordained Chaplains participating in the Religious and Spiritual Life Council.
When a student reports or discloses, an experience of interpersonal violence to a faculty, staff member, or other employees, please reach out to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Download a copy of the Employees Brochure here.