Women and Gender Studies Program

Campus Partners

Campus Safety Project
Sarah Holmes, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, (207) 780-5767

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

Funded through a three-year grant from the Department of Justice via the Violence Against Women Act, the project incorporates both direct service and programming with a broader focus on university-wide policies and procedures.

If you would like to get involved in the Campus Safety Project, contact sarah.e.holmes1@maine.edu or call (207) 780-5767

Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity
135 Woodbury Campus Center Portland Campus
Sarah Holmes, Coordinator, 207-780-5767

Education, Support, and Advocacy for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning, Queer, and Allied community at USM.

The University of Southern Maine's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity seeks to ensure a university environment that is positive, safe and supportive for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This is done through a series of educational opportunities, support programs, and advocacy work on behalf of GLBTIQA students and employees. The Program works collaboratively with student groups, other University organizations and departments, and the greater community in these endeavors. The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity also oversees the University Safe Zone Project.

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If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Sarah at 780-5767 or sholmes@usm.maine.edu

Multicultural Student Affairs
135 Woodbury Campus Center
Portland Campus

The Multicultural Center is dedicated to providing a supportive and diverse environment for the USM campus community. Through various programming, the Center explores critical issues on campus regarding race, class, ethnicity, nationality and culture. The Center is open to the entire campus community. However, the Center has a unique role with regard to the support of students from marginalized communities and cultures.

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