At our core, UNE is a student-centered institution dedicated to fostering a community in which all members feel a true sense of belonging and where their identities are affirmed and honored. By celebrating the diversity of our backgrounds, examining our lived experiences, and sharing our perspectives, we seek to cultivate a campus culture of inclusion and equity that respects the contributions we all make toward an enriching campus experience.    

Our Values

Get Involved

Words can only get us so far — living our values requires action. There are many ways at UNE to actively advance the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Participate in an existing student organization or one of several working groups and committees; attend an event; or reach out to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to share your ideas for a next step in our community conversation.

How To Get Involved

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) engages and collaborates with students, faculty, and professional staff to foster inclusivity and embrace equity and diversity across UNE’s campuses, in its curriculum, through professional development, and in its recruitment and retention practices. Additional offices and committees across the University support this work. 

Available resources


Self-portrait of Samantha-Rae Dickenson
UNE alum is new director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Goodwill Industries International
Seal of the Office of the President of the University of New England
President Herbert's Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict
Asian support statement
Statement in Solidarity with UNE’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community

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