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University of Maine

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
168 College Ave
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone
(207) 581-1865
School Information
"The University of Maine was established as the Maine College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts under the provisions of the Morrill Act, approved by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862. In 1897, the original name changed to the University of Maine. The institution opened Sept. 21, 1868 with 12 students admitted that fall. Today, the university is home to 11,741 undergraduate and graduate students." The university enrolls over 11,700 students, has a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers more than 100 degree programs. (Source: https://umaine.edu/about/quick-facts/)
General Information
The University of Maine has taken steps to host and create anti-racist trainings and events. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Resources
  • The university's Hutchinson Center will provide a professional development program titled "Racial Equity, Implicit Bias, and Diversity Training".
  • The university has organized a series of Black History month events and challenges centering around "anti-racism" and "social change".
  • The school implemented a First Year Student Success Initiative, a 2019 program that involves "establishing a Living, Learning Community working group to increase the number of CSJ/DEI themed housing units on campus."
  • The school held an event for "George Floyd, Anti-Black Racism and #BlackLivesMatter" in 2020.
  • In 2020, the school created the Student Roundtable on Race, which involved objectives of hiring minorities.
Symbolic Actions
  • Black Lives Matter flag will be raised in front of Folger Library.
  • In 2019, the school set a goal to "hire a Director of Diversity and Inclusion to organize, manage, and expand diversity and inclusion initiatives."
  • In 2019, the school set a goal to create the Provost's Advisory Committee on Equity.
  • The school set a goal in 2020 to assemble a "President's Advisory Roundtable on Race" in addition to a "President's Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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