As part of the University of Maine System, the University of Southern Maine is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) which accredits schools and colleges in six New England states. Membership in NECHE indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.
The University of Southern 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 office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity, University of Maine System, (207) 581-1226.
The University of Southern Maine reserves the right to revise, amend, or change items set forth in this catalog from time to time. Accordingly, readers of this catalog should inquire as to whether any such revisions, amendments, or changes have been made since the date of publication. The University reserves the right to cancel course offerings, to set minimum and maximum class sizes, to change designated instructors in courses, and to make decisions affecting the academic standing of anyone participating in a course or program offered by the University of Southern Maine.
The University of Southern Maine supports the efforts of secondary school officials and governing bodies to have their schools achieve regional accredited status to provide reliable assurance of the quality of educational preparation of its applicants for admission.