Welcome to UNE

Welcome from the academic deans

Our undergraduate programs are housed in either the College of Arts and Sciences or the Westbrook College of Health Professions. Below are welcomes and brief introductions to the colleges for parents and families.

Campus Life and Student Involvement

UNE has a vibrant campus life and a culture of student involvement. In the video below, professional staff from the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement, Office of Housing and Residential/Commuter Life, Office of Student Engagement, First Year Experience, and the Office of Student Affairs introduce their offices and answer questions related to campus life and student involvement.

Career Services

Career planning checklist for UNE first-year students

  • Follow us on Instagram @unebccareerservices where we promote career events and opportunities.
  • Create a professional resume. Using downloadable templates from the internet is not best practice. A resume is an important document, so learn how to do it well.
  • Join Handshake, UNE's job/internship board and one-stop-shop resource for all things career.
  • Apply for a work-study position or part-time job on or off campus.
  • Explore careers or occupations you can do with certain majors and understand the job skills they require.
  • Take free assessments to determine your skills, strengths, interests, personality, and values.
  • Get involved! Did you know that by the end of sophomore year, all your high school experiences will be off your resume? Find new opportunities to get involved (clubs, activities, volunteer positions, internships, leadership roles) and gain important experiences and career readiness skills.

Career readiness

UNE Career Services helps students develop lifelong career development skills to manage their own career path.

Explore: Major and career exploration; occupational research strategies; free skills, strengths, personality, and interest assessments

Experience: Resource for finding jobs, internships, and other career development opportunities

Apply: Resume and cover letter assistance, interview prep, LinkedIn assistance, help with job and graduate school applications, and more


Biddeford Campus Location
Danielle Ripich Commons second floor
(207) 602-2096

Donna Gaspar Jarvis, College of Arts and Sciences career advisor

Marcie Pecora, Westbrook College of Health Professions career advisor

Student Academic Success Center

Student Health and Safety

UNE takes the health and safety of our students and campuses very seriously. In the video below, professional staff from the Office of Safety and Security, Title IX office, Student Counseling Center, Student Access Center, Student Conduct, and Student Health Center introduce their offices and centers and answer questions related to health and safety at UNE.

Student Financial Services

Title IX

UNE is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students by prohibiting harassing and/or discriminating behavior based upon race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, creed, color, genetic information, physical or mental disability, HIV status, or status as a veteran. UNE’s Title IX Office focuses on ensuring gender equity in our UNE community and oversees the intake of all discrimination complaints made by members of the community.

Title IX FAQ

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on gender in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

Who is protected under Title IX?

The types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment and relationship violence, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, gender identity/expression discrimination, and discrimination based on pregnancy. UNE's Title IX Office also works to support students who may be facing other forms of discrimination, such as discrimination based upon disability or race.

What does UNE's Title IX office do?

UNE's Title IX Office ensures that all students of all genders have equal access to their education. The Title IX Office provides support to students who may have experienced discrimination and organizes prevention programming, including the nationally-recognized Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program.

What are your student's rights and responsibilities?

Your student has the right to equal access to education without experiencing discrimination, including discrimination in the form of sexual harassment and/or relationship violence. Your student has a responsibility to not engage in discrimination of other members of the UNE community. Engaging in such discrimination may result in a conduct code violation.

Whom should my student reach out to if help or resources are needed?

Your student can reach out to the Title IX coordinator, Angela Shambarger, at (207) 221-4554 or ashambarger@une.edu. UNE also offers free confidential counseling services by calling (207) 602-2549. For more resources on and off campus please visit UNE's Title IX website.

The Green Dot program

The Green Dot program is a bystander intervention certification on campus that seeks to help eliminate power-based personal violence (ex: stalking, sexual assault, sexual exploitation). A bystander is anyone who witnesses behavior that could lead to something high risk or harmful. UNE’s Green Dot Bystander Intervention Certification provides tools for students to intervene if they see something that may be a negative, harmful behavior that impacts them or other community members.

Student Involvement

  • Attend one of several full Green Dot certifications, offered over the course of the semester. The trainings are fun, interactive, and provide students with full certification once complete. Students will receive emails and see information on social media and on posters around campus about when these certifications are happening.
  • Invite us to come to one of their club, organization, or association meetings or team practices. We can do anything from give a brief overview of the Green Dot certification program to provide full training with the group.
  • Do an internship or work-study with our office. Students can email Angela Shambarger or Brittany Swett for more information.
  • Follow us on social media or share our content. Our Instagram account @unegreendot and Facebook page give students resources about how and where they can get help, should they or a friend need it. The accounts also talk about more ways that students can get involved.
  • Collaborate with us at virtual and/or in-person events that we hold around campus. We host many every year that help raise awareness about power-based personal violence.
  • Share any other collaboration ideas your student has.

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