Policies

Applicability

These policies apply to recruitment, admission, extracurricular activities, housing, facilities, access to course offerings, counseling and testing, financial assistance, employment, health and insurance services, and athletic programs for students. These policies also apply to the recruitment, hiring, training and promotion of University employees (faculty, staff, and students) and to all other terms and conditions of employment. The University strives to establish procedures, which assure equal treatment and access to all programs, facilities and services.


Anti-Harassment

It is the policy of the institution to prevent and eliminate forms of unlawful harassment in employment and educational settings. The University prohibits harassment of employees and students on the basis of race/ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, serious medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by applicable law. The University makes special efforts to eliminate both overt and subtle forms of sexual harassment.


Non-Discrimination

The University of New Mexico, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of New Mexico is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, serious medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by applicable law in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Office of Equal Opportunity whose Director serves as the 504/ADA Coordinator and also houses the Title IX Coordinator.


Equal Education Opportunity

The University of New Mexico is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and forbids unlawful discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of race/ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, serious medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, spousal affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by applicable law. Equal educational opportunity includes: admission, recruitment, academic endeavors, extracurricular programs and activities, housing, health and insurance services and athletics. In keeping with this policy of equal educational opportunity, the University is committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment.


Equal Employment Opportunity

University policy, state, and federal law and regulations forbid unlawful discrimination on the basis of race/ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, serious medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by applicable law in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting and all other terms and conditions of employment. The University of New Mexico commits itself to a program of affirmative action to increase access by, and participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in the University’s work force.


ADA Compliance and Reasonable Accommodation

The University of New Mexico is committed to the recognition and the proactive pursuit of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The University makes reasonable accommodations to self-identified employees and students and prospective employees and students with disabilities/serious medical conditions unless such accommodations have the end result of fundamentally altering a program or service or placing an undue burden on the operation of the University as defined by policy. Qualified students, employees or program users with disabilities should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity or Accessibility Resource Center for information regarding accommodations in the employment and/or academic setting. To comply with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, UNM provides the information in this publication in alternative formats. To request an alternate format, please contact Accessibility Resource Center at (505) 277-3506 or at Mesa Vista Hall 2021, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-2101.


Reasonable Accommodation for Religious Practices

The University of New Mexico makes reasonable accommodations for religious practices of employees and students and for prospective employees and students unless such accommodations have the end result of fundamentally altering a program or service in place an undue burden on the operation of the University as defined by policy. 


Pregnancy Accommodation

The University of New Mexico is committed to protecting the rights of expecting parents and makes accommodation for pregnancy, lactation, and conditions related to pregnancy for employees and students and prospective employees and students. The University makes accommodation unless such accommodations have the end result of fundamentally altering a program or service in place an undue burden on the operation of the University as defined by policy. 


Veterans and Compliance

As a federal contractor, the University of New Mexico must adhere with the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), as amended. VEVRAA prohibits discrimination against protected veterans and requires that federal contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.


Reporting

If you believe you have been discriminated against and/or harassed on the basis of your race/ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, serious medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by applicable law, you should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, whose Director serves as the Coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability) and houses the Title IX Coordinator for issues regarding the Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded programs). The Director and Title IX Coordinator can be reached at the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), 609 Buena Vista NE, University of New Mexico 87131, (505) 277-5251. You can also access information on the Office of Equal Opportunity Web site.


Applicable University of New Mexico Policies

UNM policies regarding Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, discrimination, reasonable accommodations, sexual harassment, and other related subjects listed above can be viewed at the Policy Office Web site, or can be reviewed at the Office of Equal Opportunity located at 609 Buena Vista NE, University of New Mexico 87131-0001.


Directions for Correspondence

All departments of the University receive mail through a central post office. Address any correspondence to a specific department or individual as follows:

Name of Individual and Department
Mail Stop Code (MSCXX XXXX)
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001

For prospective students, and other general information, write to Recruitment Services at MSC11 6305.

The University of New Mexico office hours are, in general, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, the Career Counseling and Placement, Dean of Students, and the Mesa Vista North One-Stop, and, are open from 8:00 a.m. through the noon hour to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

About This Catalog

This volume was produced by The University of New Mexico, Office of the Registrar.

The Catalog is the student’s guide to the programs and regulations of the University. The student must be familiar with University regulations and assume responsibility for complying with them.

The University of New Mexico Catalog is intended to provide and describe a summary of the undergraduate and graduate programs, courses of instruction, and academic regulations of the University, as well as a guide to policies and services affecting undergraduate and graduate students. The provisions of this Catalog are not to be regarded as a contract between the student and the University. The University reserves the right to change any provisions or requirements at any time within the student’s term of residence.

For information about University programs and policies not included in this Catalog, contact individual departments or administrative offices.


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