UNE Safe Space
UNE Safe Space is a three-hour training program that helps you understand the challenges that many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons experience. The program includes reflective exercises, discussion and interactive activities that help to shape a school culture that is accepting of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or any other difference. You emerge from the program better prepared to be supportive and visible ally, and you receive a sign to place on your door to let people know your area is a “Safe Space” to be open about themselves without fear of criticism or hatred. Everyone deserves to learn and work in an environment that is supportive and friendly, and Safe Space combats the anti-LGBTQ bias that affects school performance and the mental and emotional health of students who experience it.
Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 602-2826 to schedule a Safe Space training for your group, or to find out when the next training session will be held.
Learn more about UNE's other LGBTQ services here.
Religious and Spiritual Life
At the University of New England we understand that for many members of our community, spirituality is very important. We are committed to creating an environment responsive to expression and exploration of your spiritual needs in our campus community. Spirituality may include religious faith, affiliation with a particular religious group or community, values, beliefs, ethics, morals and principles. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity helps connect you with on- and off-campus opportunities and programs that explore spiritual wellness. We can assist you in connecting with local places of worship and times of services. Multi-faith events are also held periodically on campus.
For more information about spiritual options at UNE, contact (207) 602-2372 on the Biddeford Campus, or (207) 221-4212 on the Portland Campus.
Diversity Leadership Certificate
The UNE Diversity Leadership Certificate is a co-curricular leadership development program designed to increase students’ awareness about intercultural and social justice issues and provide opportunities for experiential learning with diverse communities. Once you complete the 18+ hour year-long program, you receive a Diversity Leadership Certificate that you can include on your UNE co-curricular transcript and resume. Learn more