General Nondiscrimination Notice
The University of Maine is required to include a nondiscrimination notice in a wide variety of its publications to comply with federal regulations. Any department that distributes bulletins, announcements, publications, catalogs, application forms, or other recruitment materials that are made available to students, employees, applicants, or program beneficiaries must include the following nondiscrimination notice in the publication:
The University of Maine 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 veterans status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, 207.581.1226.
Short-Form Notice for Postcards, Posters and Bookmarks:
Sometimes, departments use postcards, posters or bookmarks to promote events being sponsored by the University. If the document being distributed satisfies U.S. Postal Service requirements for being classified as a postcard or is a poster intended for display, an alternative notice may be used in lieu of the notice described above. This short-form notice reads as follows:
The University of Maine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
Accommodation Request Notification
Any department that is offering a program or event which is open to the public is strongly encouraged to invite participants with disabilities to request, in advance, accommodations needed to allow them to participate. Brochures, registration forms, press releases, posters and fliers announcing the event or program should include a statement advising individuals how to request an accommodation. The following statements are examples of how this may be accomplished:
For more information or a disability accommodation, please contact [name] at [telephone number].
For large events, it is helpful to suggest a date by which accommodation requests should be made. The following suggested language may be used:
If you need a disability accommodation, please contact _____ at 207.581.____ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by [a date two weeks or some other reasonable interval before the event]. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements.
If the hosting department has any questions regarding these notices or how to meet an accommodation request, the department should contact Bonita Grindle, Associate Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 207.581.1227.
Last revised: January 30, 2013