Athletics is an exciting part of the overall student experience at the University of Southern Maine. Few institutions can match the success of the Huskies' nationally recognized non-scholarship athletic program. The Huskies compete in the Little East Conference, an eight-member conference composed of public institutions in New England and recognized as one of the most competitive Division III conferences in the nation. The Huskies sponsor 22 intercollegiate sports, 11 for men and 11 for women. Annually, the Huskies qualify several team sports and countless individual performers for national championship competitions. Several USM teams achieve a national ranking each year and qualify for post-season play sponsored by the NCAA and the Little East Conference.
USM student-athletes are supported in their efforts to excel with a strong system of academic support services which includes mandatory study table hours for first year students, developmental advising, and progress checks with University faculty members. The Department of Athletics also offers an 18-credit hour minor and certificate program in coaching education that prepares students of all ages to lead and coach at any level.
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The Brooks Student Center (BSC) serves as the "hub" for student life in Gorham. Whether you want to relax and study, grab a snack, or attend an event, the BSC has something for you. BSC amenities include 24/7 access to a University Credit Union ("UCU") ATM; a staffed UCU branch; pool, ping pong, and air hockey tables; a flat screen TV; lounge space, bulletin boards; and two campus dining locations: the Residential Restaurant and the Husky Hideaway and Convenience Store. The BSC is also home to the Office of Campus Life and Student Activities.
The Woodbury Campus Center serves as the "living room" of the Portland campus, with campus dining, the USM bookstore, a UCU ATM, and many other services available. Also located in the Woodbury Campus Center is the Campus Life Office, Area Gallery, the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, Student Government Offices, the Veterans' Resource Center, the Well, Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Multicultural Student Center. Support services for commuter students, parking and transportation information, and more are also available.