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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

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to Amie Parker, Director of Human Resources, who can be reached at 207-621-3448 (TDD 207-621-3107), 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330 or to the Director, Equal Opportunity Center of Excellence, 39 Exeter Street, Portland, ME 04101; voice (207) 780-4709.

Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment or education may also be referred to the Maine Human Rights Commission. Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment may be referred to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Inquiries about the University’s compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 5 Post Office Square, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, telephone (617) 289-0111.  Facsimile: (617) 289-0150. Generally, an individual may also file a complaint with OCR within 180 days of alleged discrimination.
Revised OHR 12/11

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.

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.

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