University of Maine at Farmington

Campus Facts & Figures

out of 5

The Campus Pride Index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice. How is this calculated?

Region: New England
City/State: Farmington, ME
Locale: Very Small Town (5,000 to 10,000)
Student Population (FTE): 1,800
In-State Tuition: $8,350.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $12,540.00
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Institution Type:
Baccalaureate College/University
Public/State University
Liberal Arts College
Residential Campus

LGBTQ Student Opportunities


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Commitment to LGBTQ Issues

LGBTQ+ Pride Farmington is long respected for its LGBTQ+ Pride. Here, you can really be yourself. Or you can get a fresh new start and become whomever you want to be. And who you are is awesome. The University of Maine at Farmington, and the greater Farmington area, is a safe, welcoming community that admires and respects people for who they are and who they were always meant to be. Here, the LGBTQ+ community is not some separate, isolated group. We’re part of the UMF fabric. Always have been. Always will be. We’re woven into the very tapestry of the institution: across all academic programs; in every club and organization; we’re in our athletics, sports and recreation programs; in student government and numerous student leadership positions. We’re also in many academic departments (faculty and staff) and administrative departments (staff) across campus. Here, it’s just not a big deal. It is … but it isn’t. If that makes sense. Back before you were born, in the late 80’s / early 90’s, UMF pioneered one of the very first LGBTQ+ student organizations in northern New England. Our President was one of the first openly gay college presidents in all of New England. We strongly supported the EqualityME organization and participated in the annual Portland (and later, Bangor) Pride Parades — all of this way before it was cool to do so.

Our Synopsis

Gender Inclusive Housing Policy (campus wide) Chosen Name Change Policy LGBTQ+ themed housing Faculty/Staff Out-List Save Zone Identification and trainging Gender Neutral Bathrooms (across most areas campus) Queer Student Union Student Health Clinic Support Student Counseling Support Pride Week/Month Events LGBTQ dedicated resource pages on the homepage LGBTQ Accepted Student Events JEDI team to support student's needs and build support and programming across campus, in athletics, and student life LGBTQ themed courses Strongly supported by EquityME for years

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love University of Maine at Farmington

“I live on campus and I like that UMF has special on-campus housing for LGBTQ+ students if they want to choose it. It’s not a separate segregated thing though, it’s a part of a regular residence hall where there are additional support things for Queer students.” — Sam LaFond Secondary Education – English major UMF Admissions Ambassador Kennebunk, Maine — Sam LaFond Secondary Education – English major UMF Admissions Ambassador Kennebunk, Maine


“This summer, my girlfriend and I celebrate our 4th anniversary and enter our senior year of college. In our time here, we’ve lived a freer and more joyful life than I could have ever pictured as a scared eighteen-year-old filling out college applications. We’ve held hands on the quad, attended Pride events in the courtyard of our dorm, formed a friend group comprised entirely of Queer students that share our experience. J — Jocelyn Royalty Double major: Creative Writing and Psychology New Haven, Conn


ust this morning, I recognized a handful of my favorite professors from our newly-minted OutList, which publicly publishes the names of out and proud LGBTQ+ faculty and staff. UMF has given me a space where I feel safe. It’s given me a space where I’m not afraid to say that I’m a lesbian, because I know I will be met with love.” — Jocelyn Royalty Double major: Creative Writing and Psychology New Haven, Conn


Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


LGBTQ Accepted Student Day


QSU Recognition

Groups & activities


Admissions Office

University of Maine at Farmington Admissions Office

University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street

Farmington, ME 04938

Phone: 207-778-7050

Admission Application Deadline:

Email Campus Admissions

Overall Campus Pride Index Score

The Campus Pride Index has a strong theoretical research foundation in LGBTQ current programs, practices and policies for safer, more inclusive campus learning environments. The index tool has been tested extensively since 2001 and recently updated with new, higher LGBTQ national benchmarks in 2015. 

The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life  and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. Campus Pride commends the campuses participating in the index and their willingness to come out, be visible and actively advocate for improving higher education for LGBTQ people.

Note: Prospective students and families are strongly encouraged to research current state laws for any college/university you are considering. The Campus Pride Index is updated annually and only measures current campus policies, programs and practices. Find information about state laws targeting the LGBTQ+ population on the Movement Advancement Project’s Equality Maps at

University of Maine at Farmington
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors

Sexual Orientation Score
4.5 of 5
Gender Identity/Expression Score
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
4 of 5
LGBTQ Academic Life
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Student Life
4 of 5
LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life
5 of 5
LGBTQ Campus Safety
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
5 of 5
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts
4.5 of 5
Sections greyed out mean the campus does not offer those services

LGBTQ-Friendly Report Card

LGBTQ Policy Inclusion

Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Health insurance coverage to employees’ same sex partner
Accessible, simple process for students to change their name on university records and documents
Accessible, simple process for students to change their gender identity on university records and documents
Students have option to self-identify sexual orientation on admission application or post enrollment forms
Students have option to self-identify gender identity/expression on admission application or post enrollment forms

LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment

Resource center/office with responsibilities for LGBTQ students
Paid staff with responsibilities for LGBTQ support services
Ally program or Safe Space/Safe Zone
Actively seek to employ diversity of faculty & staff including visible, out LGBTQ people
Standing advisory committee that deals with LGBTQ issues
LGBTQ alumni group

LGBTQ Academic Life

LGBTQ studies program
LGBTQ specific course offerings
Actively recruit faculty for LGBTQ-related academic scholarship
New faculty/staff training opportunities on sexual orientation issues
New faculty/staff training opportunities on gender identity issues
LGBTQ faculty/staff organization

LGBTQ Student Life

LGBTQ & Ally student organization
LGBTQ & Ally graduate student organization
LGBTQ social fraternity/sorority
Regularly plans LGBTQ social activities
Regularly plans educational events on transgender issues
Regularly offers educational events surrounding intersectionality of identities for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive career services

LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life

LGBTQ living space, theme floors and/or living-learning community
Roommate matching for LGBTQ students to find LGBTQ-friendly roommate
Gender-inclusive housing for new students
Gender-inclusive housing for returning students
Gender-inclusive/single occupancy restroom facilities in campus housing
Gender-inclusive/single occupancy shower facilities in campus housing
Trains residence life and housing staff at all levels on LGBTQ issues and concerns

LGBTQ Campus Safety

Procedure for reporting LGBTQ related bias incidents and hate crimes
Active ongoing training for hate crime prevention
Active outreach to LGBTQ students and student organization
Trains campus police on sexual orientation issues
Trains campus police on gender identity/expression issues
Supports victims of LGBTQ sexual violence and partner violence

LGBTQ Counseling & Health

LGBTQ counseling/support groups
Trans-inclusive trained counseling staff
Free, anonymous and accessible HIV/STI testing
LGBTQ-inclusive health information and safer sex materials available
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers ongoing counseling services
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers hormone replacement therapy

LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention

Annually participates in LGBTQ admission fairs
LGBTQ student scholarships
LGBTQ mentoring program to welcome and assist LGBTQ students in transitioning to academic and college life
Special Lavender or Rainbow Graduation ceremony for LGBTQ students and allies
Admission counselors receive LGBTQ-inclusive training and resources

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