Campus Human Resources Services

Equal Opportunity

Mission Statement

The Office of Equal Opportunity at the University of Southern Maine strives to ensure that all university community members uphold federal and state nondiscrimination laws. To that end, we work toward a campus climate that is supportive of equity through advice, education, and intervention.

Education is a critical component to building a campus community that understands its rights and obligations pertaining to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Therefore we provide various live and online training tools.
We advise individuals and departments regarding specific equal opportunity issues. This includes providing information regarding complaint resolution mechanisms such as the University of Maine System Procedure for Equal Opportunity Complaints.

Nondiscrimination Notice

The University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.  Please contact Vanria DeMay, Labor Relations Manager, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX support for USM 45 Exeter Street, Portland, ME, 207.261.3104, Email: with questions or concerns.