Student Groups

UNE United

multicultural club

UNE United is an undergraduate student club on the Biddeford Campus. The mission of UNE United is to promote awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity through on-campus educational and cultural programming and off-campus excursions. The club attracts students who are interested in learning about different people and cultures, learning from one another across real or perceived differences, and celebrating cultural traditions from around the world. UNE United is open to all UNE students.

For more information, contact UNE United advisor Jonathan Osborne at josborne2@une.edu.

The Alliance

UNE’s gay/straight student alliance

The Alliance is an undergraduate club on the Biddeford Campus that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students and allies. The Alliance helps make UNE a safer, more welcoming and inclusive living and learning community by educating and building relationships between the LGBTQ community and the community of Allies and Advocates on campus. With weekly meetings and frequent programs including an annual “Coming Out” week in October and “UNE Gaypril Pride” month in April, The Alliance is an active, motivated, and crucial campus club that promotes diversity awareness and advocacy and educates the UNE community on LGBTQ issues.

Edge

non-denominational Christian organization

Edge (Every Day Grace Exceeds) is an organization that aims to provide a safe place for members of the UNE community to interact and pursue spiritual truths of Christianity in an open forum. The weekly meetings are a chance for UNE students, both non-Christians and Christians, to get together to talk about life on campus and what Jesus Christ has to do with it. Edge is not a church, although weekly group meetings may resemble church services with prayer, reading the Bible, singing and discussions of relevance to the college campus. These meetings give you the opportunity to explore who Jesus is, what it means to follow Him, and gather with other UNE students for encouragement and growth.

For more information, please contact Edge advisor Jonathan Osborne at josborne2@une.edu.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) – College of Osteopathic Medicine 

The Student National Medical Association is a medical student organization dedicated to people of color and underserved communities. The group focuses on issues such as recruiting and retaining minority applicants, strengthening alumni/student relations, supporting the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine’s efforts on increasing minority faculty, and assisting to build a culturally sensitive forum where all students can learn and share ideas.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) –​ UNE College of Pharmacy

The National Pharmaceutical Association is dedicated to representing the views and ideas of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting health care and pharmacy, as well as advancing the standards of pharmaceutical care among all practitioners.

For more information, contact snpha@une.edu.

Q-MED

COM’s queer-straight alliance advocating for LGBTQI students, providers and patients

Q-Med is founded on the recognition of the need for medical students and the health care community at large to become better educated and sensitive to issues which uniquely affect the LGBTQI community. We aim to increase education, awareness and open discussion regarding LGBTQI issues in health care. Q-Med is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni and welcomes all identities from queer to straight and everything in between!

For more information, contact Q-Med faculty advisor Elisabeth DelPrete, D.O., edelprete@une.edu.

LGBTQ Graduate & Professional Student Activities, Portland Campus

There is no formal gay/straight student organization on the Portland Campus. LGBTQ luncheons, educational programs and on- and off-campus social activities are scheduled periodically for graduate and professional students on the Portland Campus. If you are interested in organizing a graduate and professional Gay/Straight Alliance on the Portland Campus, please contact Travis Erickson at terickson@une.edu. Suggestions for educational programs or speakers on LGBTQ health care related issues should be submitted to Donna Gaspar Jarvis at dgaspar@une.edu.