The University of Maine at Augusta is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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 Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
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:
University College Centers:
Glenn “Chip” Curry
The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
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:
Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
The University of Maine at Augusta encourages and values diversity within its students, faculty, and staff.
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.