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Accreditation, Accessibility, Non-Discrimination & Diversity Statements

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The University of Maine at Augusta is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
E-Mail: cihe@neasc.org

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

The University of Maine System’s Commitment to People with Disabilities (Abridged)
The University of Maine System is committed to providing access to the University for people with disabilities. Our goal is to enable students, staff, applicants, and the public to participate in the academic, employment, cultural, and recreational life of the University. Under University policy and federal and state laws, qualified people with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations that will allow them access to University programs, jobs, services, and activities unless the accommodation would pose an undue hardship on the University.
Requests for accommodations must be made with advance notice to allow the University adequate time to respond. Students should contact the following people with questions or concerns about specific accommodations:

Augusta: Donald Osier
621-3066/1-877-UMA-1234
Bangor: Sally Daniels
262-7806

University College Centers:

Bath-Brunswick:

Shelley Taylor
442-7736/1-800-696-2329

East Millinocket:

Debora Rountree
746-5741/1-800-498-8200

Ellsworth:

Ann Delaney
667-3897/1-800-696-2540

Houlton:

Jean Henderson
521-3100/1-800-584-0874

Norway-South Paris:

Jim Bradley
743-9322/1-888-677-3377

Rockland:

Glenn “Chip” Curry
354-6906/1-800-286-1594

Rumford:

Lisa Cooper
364-7882/1-800-696-1103

Saco:

Laurie Grant
282-4111/1-800-696-3391

 NON-DISCRIMINATION 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, nation origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.  Please contact Amie Parker, Human Resource Director, 207-621-3448 (TDD 207-621-3107) with questions or concerns.

Retaliation for bringing a complaint of discrimination or participating in an investigation into such concerns is prohibited.

Complaints against faculty or staff or challenges to a university practice
If a faculty, staff, or student believes that they are being discriminated against and the concern involves actions by a faculty, staff member, or the issue relates to a university practice, the complaint may be resolved using the University of Maine System Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure.  This procedure provides for both informal and formal complaint resolution mechanisms and is available to members of the public who feel they may have been discriminated against. Such conduct may be reported to:

Amie Parker, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Human Resource Director/Equality Opportunity Officer
46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207.621.3448

You may also request an investigation online.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

The University of Maine at Augusta encourages and values diversity within its students, faculty, and staff.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The University of Maine at Augusta 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.

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