Non-Discrimination Notice

The University of Maine at Farmington does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker Human Resource Director, University of Maine at Farmington HR Office, 149 Quebec Street, Farmington, Maine 04938. tel: 207-778-7083 (voice) or 207-778-7000 (TDD/TTY) amie.parker@maine.edu

See the University of Maine System Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure.

Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment or education may also be referred to the Maine Human Rights Commission. Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment may be referred to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission.

Inquiries about the University’s compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Boston, MA 02109-4557  tel: 617-223-9662 (voice) or 617-223-9695 (TTY/TDD).

Generally, an individual may also file a complaint with OCR within 180 days of alleged discrimination. Revised by the University of Maine System Office of Human Resources, November 2, 2006.

Disability Accommodations

Students requesting academic accommodations should be referred to: Jess Berry, Director of UMF Learning Assistance Center, Franklin Hall, 252 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938  tel: 207-778-7295 (voice) or  207-778-7000 (TTY/TDD) jess.berry@maine.edu

Americans with Disabilities Act

Inquiries about the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed to Amie Parker, Human Resource Director, University of Maine at Farmington HR Office, 149 Quebec Street, Farmington, Maine 04938. tel: 207-778-7083 (voice) or 207-778-7000 (TDD/TTY) amie.parker@maine.edu

FERPA

The University of Maine at Farmington hereby informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This Act, with which UMF intends to comply fully, was designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings.

Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act. Local policy explains in detail the procedures to be used by the institution for compliance with provisions of the Act.

Copies of the policy can be found in UMF’s Merrill Center for Student Services, located in Merrill Hall, 224 Main Street, Farmington, Maine 04938. This office also maintains a Directory of Records which lists all education records maintained on students by this institution. Questions concerning the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act may be referred to the Merrill Center for Student Services.

Title II, Higher Education Act

In October 1998, the U.S. Congress enacted amendments to the Higher Education Act requiring institutions of higher education to report the “pass rate” of graduates on tests required by the State for teacher certification.

For 2016-2017, the institution pass rate for the University of Maine at Farmington was 100%, compared with the statewide pass rate of 99%, reinforcing the excellence of UMF’s programs and the quality of its graduates.