2014-15 Catalogs

Student Support & Campus Conduct Policies

Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students administers the Student Conduct Process. Through the Student Code of Conduct, the office maintains community standards of behavior that support the University's educational mission, promote students' academic achievement, and protect the rights of University community members. Violations of state or federal law and/or a University policy or regulation, will be addressed through student conduct action and/or action through the appropriate criminal/civil process.

FMI (including a copy of the Student Conduct Code): (207) 780-5242, usm.maine.edu/deanofstudents, or visit 113 Upton Hall on the Gorham Campus.

Campus Safety Project

The Campus Safety Project is a university-wide effort to promote healthy relationships by providing prevention education and response training on sexual assault, stalking, and relationship abuse for students, faculty, and staff and coordinating campus and community-based programs and services.

FMI: usm.maine.edu/campussafetyproject/overview including details regarding on-campus sexual assault and relationship violence advocacy support.

Diversity & Inclusiveness

Take advantage of opportunities to celebrate our community and to explore the broad diversity of background, traditions and points of view that makes the USM campuses so vibrant. The work of the Centers and programs below are grounded in an understanding and celebration of our diverse community which includes people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, races, religions & spiritual traditions, socioeconomic classes, and sexual orientations.

The Center for Sexualities & Gender Diversity

132 Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus, (207) 780-5767

The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity seeks to ensure a University environment that is positive, safe, and supportive for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied (GLBTQA) community. The Center oversees the USM Safe Zone Project, a program that conveys an inclusive message to the University community. Safe Zone Project volunteers attend a short orientation program and then display a rainbow-striped sticker with the words "safe zone USM." This shows that they are committed to being identified as safe and supportive contacts for GLBTQA students, faculty, and staff members.

Religious & Spiritual Life

Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus, (207) 228-8091

The Chaplaincy offers programs and services to support religious and spiritual life in all its expressions. Associate chaplains sponsored by their respective faith communities offer services to students and student groups in religious or spiritual traditions, and work together to offer programs encouraging spiritual life and interfaith dialogue. A space is provided for reflection, meditation, or prayer for individuals and groups.

Office of Equity & Compliance, 209 Deering Street, Portland Campus