2016-17 Catalogs

Diversity and Inclusion

Take advantage of opportunities to celebrate our community and to explore the broad diversity of background, traditions, and points of view that make 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 Multicultural Student Affairs

Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus, (207) 780-4006

Multicultural Student Affairs is the home of the Multicultural Center and the North American Indian Tuition Waiver and Scholarship Program. The Center helps create community for underrepresented students, and it is where cultural activities and celebrations occur and affiliated student organizations meet. Through its programming, the Center explores critical issues about race, class, ethnicity, nationality, and culture. The Center is open to the entire USM community; however, the Center has a unique role with regard to the support of students from marginalized communities and cultures.

Veterans' Resource Center

Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus, (207) 780-5232

The Veterans' Resource Center serves veterans, servicemembers, and their families, who are accessing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits, often referred to as the GI Bill.