“Title IX” is a Federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex – including:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Pregnancy & Parenting Status
  • Equity in Athletics

注册就送38可微信提现Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault and sexual coercion. Title IX also requires that equal opportunity in athletics be provided.

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . .” 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a).

At the University of Maine at Farmington, the Title IX Office oversees UMF’s response to reports and complaints that involve possible sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination.?It also monitors outcomes, identifies patterns and assesses effects on the campus community.


You have the right to:

  • Have your report handled as confidentially as possible
  • Be free from retaliation
  • Receive support services
  • Receive assistance in writing a statement of the incident(s)
  • File a police report
  • Not file a police report if that is your wish?unless disclosure is required by law and/or is necessary to secure campus safety
  • Request accommodations to improve your safety and reduce your contact with the accused student
  • Request accommodations such as extensions or assignments in classes, security escorts, counseling, etc.
  • File a complaint through the conduct code and/or a police report even without having had a forensic exam
  • File a complaint with the University and have assistance doing so through the Student Code of Conduct (if the complaint is against a student) or through the Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure (if the complaint is against a University employee or visitor to campus)
  • Be informed of the relevant University policy(ies)

You should contact the UMF Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

注册就送38可微信提现The Title IX Coordinator at UMF oversees the University’s response to reports and complaints that involve possible sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment. Upon receipt of a report, the Title IX Coordinator may provide reasonable and appropriate interim measures designed to preserve the complainant’s educational experience while maintaining the integrity of the investigative and resolution process.

For complaints involving a UMF student, contact:


Hope Shore
University of Maine at Farmington
Olsen Student Center, Room 131B
111 South Street
tel? 207-778-7188
hope.shore@maine.edu

For complaints involving staff, faculty, contractors, visitors, volunteers, community partners or other third party, contact:


Amie Parker
University of Maine at Farmington
Merrill Hall
224 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel? 207-778-7083
amie.parker@maine.edu


If the incident occurred on-campus:

If you believe you have been the victim of an incident of sexual violence anyplace on the UMF campus, please contact the UMF Department of Public Safety / Campus Police.


Brock Caton, Director
University of Maine at Farmington
149 Quebec Street, Farmington
tel? 207-778-7400 or 911
TDD? 207-778-7244
brock.caton@maine.edu


If the incident occurred off-campus:

注册就送38可微信提现If you believe you have been the victim of an incident of sexual violence anyplace off-campus, please contact the Town of Farmington Police Department.


116 Franklin Avenue
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel? 207-778-6311? or 911
TDD? 207-778-5873


Regardless of whether an incident of sexual misconduct is reported to UMF or the police, we strongly encourage you to preserve evidence to the greatest extent possible. This will best maintain all legal options in the future.

Below are suggestions for preserving evidence related to an incident of sexual misconduct. Keep in mind that each suggestion may not apply in every incident:

General Suggestions

  • Do not alter, dispose of or destroy any physical evidence.
  • If you suspect a drink may have been drugged, inform a medical assistance provider and / or law enforcement as soon as possible so they can attempt to collect possible evidence (e.g., from the drink, through urine or blood sample).
  • Preserve evidence of electronic communications by saving them and/or by taking screen shots of: text messages, instant messages, social networking pages phone calls or other electronic communications, and by keeping pictures, logs or copies of documents that relate to the incident and / or perpetrator.
  • Even if you choose not to make a complaint regarding sexual misconduct, you should nevertheless consider speaking with law enforcement to preserve evidence in the event you change your mind at a later date.

Suggestions Specific to Sexual Assault

  • For assistance seeking medical attention (including a free medical exam), and / or a Protection from Abuse or Harassment Order, please contact one of the support services listed in the dropdown sections below.
  • Because some evidence, particularly evidence that may be located on the body, dissipates quickly (within 48-120 hours), sexual assault survivors who wish to preserve evidence should go to a hospital or medical facility immediately to seek a medical examination and/or evidence collection.
  • In Maine, specially trained Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) nurses are called to the emergency room to complete compassionate and legally sound forensic exams. Advocates from local sexual assault agencies are also called to provide support to the survivor.
  • Under Maine law, the cost for a forensic examination for a sexual assault survivor is covered through the Maine Victim Compensation fund, and should not be billed to the patient. Treatment for additional injuries sustained during a sexual assault are not covered (i.e. a broken hand).
  • Sexual assault survivors undergoing a forensic exam may agree to some parts of the exam and not to other parts at their discretion.
  • Exams typically include:
    – DNA collection
    – Blood and/or urine samples (especially if alcohol or drugs may be present)
    – Nail clippings
    – Hair samples (head and pubic)
    – Photographs and / or drawings of any injuries or bodily fluids
    – STD testing and prophylactic treatment
    – Personal statement regarding the incident
    – Collection of other evidence (clothing, etc.)
  • Sexual assault survivors are encouraged to not shower, bathe, douche, smoke, brush teeth, eat, drink, or change clothes or bedding before going to the hospital or seeking medical attention. When able, sexual assault survivors are encouraged to bring a change of clothing, including underwear, to the hospital as they will be asked to provide their clothing as evidence.
  • If the sexual assault survivor decides to change clothes or bedding, they should not wash the clothes worn or bedding used during the assault, and should bring them to a hospital, medical facility or the police in a non-plastic bag (e.g., paper bag) and should refrain from stapling the bag (tape is okay).
  • Sexual assault survivors can make a report to police even if they have not had a forensic medical exam. However, a sexual assault survivor is not required to report the information to police.
  • In Maine, those who have been sexually assaulted may allow the collection of evidence even if they choose not to make a report to law enforcement. After the evidence is collected, Maine law requires local police agencies to store it for a minimum of 90 days. A sexual assault evidence collection kit may not be opened / tested without consent from the survivor.


University of Maine at Farmington
149 Quebec Street, Farmington
tel? 207-778-7400? or 911
TDD 207-778-7244
brock.caton@maine.edu


University of Maine at Farmington
Scott Hall
245 Main Street
tel? 207-778-7200
TDD 207-778-7000
umf.healthcenter@maine.edu


University of Maine at Farmington
Franklin Academic Success Center
252 Main Street, Farmington (second floor)
8am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
tel? 207-778-7034
lori.soucie@maine.edu


University of Maine at Farmington
Merrill Hall
224 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel? 207-778-7083
amie.parker@maine.edu


Hope Shore
University of Maine at Farmington
Olsen Student Center, Room 131B
111 South Street
tel? 207-778-7188
hope.shore@maine.edu


24/7 Helpline 1-800-871-7741
Text 1-800-871-7741 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm)
Chat?
注册就送38可微信提现 TTY 1-888-458-559


116 Franklin Avenue
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel? 207-778-6311? or 911
注册就送38可微信提现 TDD? 207-778-5873


111 Franklin Health Commons
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel? 800-398-6031 (Maine only)
tel? 207-778-6031
TDD? 207-779-2662


24/7 Helpline 1-800-559-2927
tel? 207-778-6107


tel 27/7 Helpline??1-800-871-7741
注册就送38可微信提现 Text/chat? 1-800-871-7741? (8am-5pm, Mon-Fri)


tel 1-888-304-4673
Statewide Crisis Services 1-888-568-1112
Farmington Office? 207-778-3556 (not 24/7)

For the University’s?definitions, refer to the and scroll to section IV. Terms Used in this Policy. This includes the University’s definitions of:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Consent

Mandatory Reporting Requirement

Under Title IX laws, the University of Maine at Farmington has legal and moral responsibility to provide appropriate support and assistance to any individual who has or is experiencing dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment or other forms of sex discrimination.

All University of Maine at Farmington employees are Mandatory Reporters with the exception of UMF’s licensed, clinical counselors and their clinical interns, and athletic trainers acting in their official capacity.

If a student, visitor, or a faculty/staff member has disclosed to you that they are involved in or have previously been involved in a Title IX situation, as a mandatory reporter you?are required to report this information.

注册就送38可微信提现You may do this by filling out the?

The University of Maine System policy against sex discrimination, often referred to as Title IX covered issues, is available? in its entirety.

注册就送38可微信提现These requirements are for all employees and for all students who are also employees.

Sexual Discrimination Reporting Requirement
We are committed to making our campuses a safe place for everyone. Because of this commitment, please note that all staff, faculty, student workers, peer educators and volunteers are Mandatory University Reporters.

注册就送38可微信提现In other words, if you witness or someone tells you about any incidents of sexual discrimination involving members of the campus community, you are required to report this information. Please report to your campus Title IX Coordinator(s) identified under this program’s Resources button. Again, all University employees and volunteers share this obligation.

Supervisory and Managerial Responsibilities
If you have supervisory or managerial responsibilities, you have a special responsibility to ensure immediate and appropriate corrective action in addressing sexual harassment complaint. If you witness or are told about possible sexual harassment within the University community, you must report it immediately to the Title IX officer at your institution and work with University administrators to correct the situation.

Q:? Why must I report incidences of sexual assaults or discrimination?
注册就送38可微信提现 All University of Maine at Farmington employees are Mandatory Reporters with the exception of UMF’s licensed, clinical counselors and their clinical interns when in acting capacity.

注册就送38可微信提现Your reporting helps the University to support the individuals involved. It also helps us to identify patterns that might arise – for example, if a particular individual is reported to have sexually assaulted or harassed more than one victim. Mandatory reporting also helps to create a climate on campus where it is clear that sexual discrimination is not tolerated.

注册就送38可微信提现To the extent possible, information reported should only be shared with those responsible for handling the University’s response to the report. You should not share information with law enforcement without the student’s consent, unless the student has already reported to the law enforcement or you are otherwise required to do so by law.

Q:? What must be reported?
You will need to report all relevant details about the alleged sexual violence shared by the individual that the University will need to determine what happened–including the names of those involved, any witnesses, and any other relevant facts, including the date, time and specific location of the alleged incident.

Q:? What about confidentiality?
注册就送38可微信提现 If possible, you should try to ensure that the individual understands your reporting obligations before they reveal information to you that you are required to report. If he/she wants to maintain confidentiality, you should direct him or her to a professional or pastoral counselor or licensed health professional, whose roles support confidentiality for people who confide in them.

However, once a disclosure is made, you are required to report even if the individual would prefer to maintain confidentiality. You should inform him or her that the University will consider her or his request for confidentiality, but cannot guarantee that the University will be able to honor it.

If the individual has requested confidentiality, you should share this information when you make the report. The University will weigh the individual’s request for confidentiality against the institution’s obligation to provide a safe, nondiscriminatory environment for everyone. If the University determines that it can maintain confidentiality, the individual must understand that the institution’s ability to meaningfully investigate the incident and pursue disciplinary action, if warranted, may be limited.

注册就送38可微信提现There are times when the University may not be able to honor a request for confidentiality because doing so would pose a risk to its ability to provide a safe, nondiscriminatory environment. If the University determines that it cannot maintain confidentiality, the University will advise the individual, prior to starting an investigation and, to the extent possible, will share information only with those responsible for handling the institution’s response.

Q:? What will happen after I report?
注册就送38可微信提现 An appropriate University administrator will reach out to the individual and offer support, resources, and information. The individual will be invited to meet with the employee to discuss the situation and the various options available to him or her.

As indicated earlier, the University will assess whether it can maintain confidentiality, if requested. The University is committed to the well-being of all students and will take steps to protect all involved from retaliation or harm. Because the University is under a continuing obligation to address sexual discrimination, the report may also prompt the institution to consider broader remedial action — such as increased monitoring, supervision, or security at locations where the incident occurred; increasing education and prevention efforts; conducting climate assessments; and/or revisiting its policies and practices.

An employee or volunteer who makes a report may be asked to prepare a written statement or otherwise participate in a disciplinary or investigatory process.


Contact Us:

Amie Parker
Human Resources Director
UMF Title IX Office
University of Maine at Farmington
Merrill Hall
224 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel? 207-778-7083
amie.parker@maine.edu

Hope Shore
Deputy Title IX Coordinator /?Assistant Director of Student Life
University of Maine at Farmington
Olsen Student Center, Room 131B
111 South Street
tel? 207-778-7188
hope.shore@maine.edu