There are many ways to seek help and assistance or to file a report with the University even if you are working or learning online. 

In case of emergency, University Safety and Security for both the Portland and Biddeford campuses may be reached by dialing 366 from any campus phone and by dialing (207) 283-0176 from any non-campus phone. In all emergencies, 911 can be dialed from any on-campus phone to reach local law enforcement or emergency medical services. University Safety and Security can also assist a student in reaching local emergency services. 

See additional off-campus, state, and national resources to assist our community members.

Anyone who reports an incident of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, harassment or discrimination will be assisted in understanding their reporting options and will not be forced to make any type of report with which they are uncomfortable. There are several response options available to the reporter (PDF).

On-Campus Resources

Safety and Security

UNE Extension 366 or (207) 283-0176

In non-emergency situations, University Safety and Security may be reached at (207) 602-2298.

Student Counseling Center*

For General Counseling support:

​Crisis Response, 24 Hours a day, 1-888-568-1112

*This is a free and confidential resource.

Student Health Services

  • Biddeford: (207) 602-2358
  • Portland: (207) 221-4242

Student Conduct/Student Affairs

  • Biddeford: Shane Long, director of Student Conduct, Title IX Investigator, or (207) 602-2372
  • Portland: Ray Handy, deputy Title IX coordinator, assistant dean of Student Affairs, or (207) 221-4213

Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators



  • Jennifer DeBurro, assistant vice president for Student Affairs or (207) 602-2372
  • Ed Doyle, senior associate director for human resources, or (207) 221-4307
  • Janna Merritt, assistant director for Human Resources, or (207) 602-2281
  • Ray Handy, assistant dean of Student Affairs, or (207) 221-4213
  • Heather Davis, director of Athletics,, (207) 602-2629

Off-Campus Resources

In addition to on-campus resources, there are several options available off-campus. The resources listed below are free and confidential and still available during this period of social and physical distancing. Students can access both on- and off-campus resources for the same complaint simultaneously. 

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine 

24 hours: 1 (800) 871-7741 or

Dating and domestic violence services

Caring Unlimited

York County Dating and Domestic Violence Hotline and Shelter, 24 Hours: 1 (800) 239-7298.

Through These Doors

Cumberland County Dating and Domestic Violence Hotline and Shelter, 24 Hours: 1-800-537-6066.

Maine State Crisis Number 1 (888) 568-1112

Maine Sexual Assault Support Center

View a complete list of support centers in the state of Maine

National Resources

Local police: Emergency 911 

UNE's Office of Safety and Security can also help students make contact with the local police departments. Please know that any University action and outcome will be independent of any police investigations and actions.


Title IX Policies

The Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF) includes definitions, policy information, process information, and on- and off-campus resources. Individuals do not need to determine whether or not an incident constitutes an act of sexual misconduct to report it. 

The Grievance Policy for Addressing Formal Complaints of Sexual Harassment under the Title IX Regulations (PDF) describes UNE's process for addressing formal complaints made under the recent updates to the Title IX regulations.

The Decorum Policy for Title IX Grievance Process Hearings Policy (PDF) describes UNE's reasonable rules or order and decorum for formal hearings.

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