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Human Resources

Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity Policy

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine at Fort Kent shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

The University will regard freedom from discrimination and discriminatory harassment as an individual employee and student right which will be safeguarded as a matter of policy. Any employee or student will be subject to disciplinary action for violation of this policy. Retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint of discrimination or harassment or who is involved in a complaint process will not be tolerated.

Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to UMFK's Human Resources Office, Cyr Hall, (207) 834-7844 or to the University Equal Opportunity Director of Equity and Diversity for the University of Maine System, who can be reached at (207) 973-3372 (voice) or (207) 973-3300 (TDD), 16 Central Street, Bangor, Maine 04401. Questions and complaints about specific accommodations for students should be made to Lena Michaud, Director of Student Support Services, Powell Hall, (207) 834-7531. Questions and complaints about specific accommodations or the application of Section 504 may also be directed to the appropriate campus Equal Opportunity Coordinator or to the University of Maine System Director of Facilities, (207) 973-3333 (voice) or (207) 973-3300 (TDD). Inquires about discrimination may also be referred to the Maine Human Rights Commission, U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, or other appropriate federal or state agencies.