Programs of Excellence


Funding Goal

Investment in key academic and athletic programs and facilities will help to significantly enhance the USM student experience and fuel USM’s reputation for excellence. Your gift will make a profound difference in the future success of our students and our University.

Grit & Leadership

Today, more students than ever are selecting USM as their first-choice school, with 16% of the class of 2025 holding a 4.0 GPA, one of many indicators of the progress USM is making. Home to Maine’s most diverse student body, USM is emerging as a statewide leader in the difficult, but crucial, work of building an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist institution.


As momentum continues, recognition of the quality of USM’s academic and athletic program excellence will grow, resulting in a more compelling student experience, stronger student recruitment and retention, and the ability to better serve the evolving needs of our community.

Your gift will help USM to:

  • Advance equity and access to higher education
  • Spearhead research and innovation
  • Strengthen our faculty with endowed faculty positions
  • Enhance career development services
  • Address Maine’s workforce challenges in every sector
  • Build state-of-the-art, sustainable academic and athletic facilities