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.
Anyone who reports an incident of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, 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).
- Resources for faculty and professional staff (PDF)
- UNE On and Off-Campus Resources (PDF)
- Resources for family and friends (PDF)
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:
- Biddeford Campus: (207) 602-2549 or toll-free at 1 (866) 743-2230
- Portland Campus: (207) 221-4550 or toll-free at 1(866) 798-9201
- Visit the counseling center website
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
- Mairead Kiernan, director of Student Conduct, firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 602-2679
- Ray Handy, deputy Title IX coordinator, assistant dean of Student Affairs, email@example.com or (207) 221-4213
Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators
- Angela Shambarger, Title IX coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 221-4554.
- Jennifer DeBurro, assistant vice president for Student Affairs email@example.com or (207) 602-2372
- Ed Doyle, senior associate director for human resources, firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 221-4307
- Janna Merritt, assistant director for Human Resources, email@example.com or (207) 602-2281
- Ray Handy, assistant dean of Student Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 221-4213
- Heather Davis, director of Athletics, email@example.com, (207) 602-2629
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 https://www.sarssm.org
Dating and domestic violence services
- 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
- Maine Attorney General/Maine Civil Rights Act information
- National Crisis Text Line: Text “TALK” to 74174
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): 800.656.HOPE (4673)
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
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.
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.