Accessibility Policies

Accessibility Policy

ADA Compliance and Reasonable Accommodation

The University of New Mexico—Gallup is committed to the recognition and the proactive pursuit of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The University makes reasonable accommodation for religious observances, national origin practices of a student and to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified student, unless such accommodations have the end result of fundamentally altering a program or service or placing an undue hardship on the operation of the University.

The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) offers services to UNM self-identified students with disabilities. Students with documented disabling conditions that affect a major life activity are eligible for these services. This includes students with visual, hearing, learning, and mobility disabilities, as well as chronic conditions. The primary duty of the department is to help all qualified students with disabilities gain equal educational access and opportunities throughout the UNM community. Faculty and academic support staff may refer students when they have disclosed pertinent information regarding a specific disability.

According to the criteria stated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, along with UNM Policy 2310, we require that students give proof of a disabling condition by providing professional evaluations. Students requesting services must provide documentation of the disabling condition prior to initiation of services.

Qualified students with disabilities should contact the Student Success ADA office in Gurley Hall 2nd Floor, room 2205 B for information regarding accommodations in the academic and/or employment setting. If you have a special need and require an auxiliary aide and/ or service, please contact Student Success at (505) 863–7527, or 863-7757 (Administrative Assistant).

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, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual preference, ancestry, or medical condition. Equal educational opportunities include 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.

Non-Discrimination

The University of New Mexico-Gallup, 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-Gallup is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, spousal affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, disability, religion, pregnancy, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Office of Equal Opportunity whose Director serves as the 504/ADA Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator on UNM main campus: 505-277-5251. For referrals to main campus see: UNM Gallup Title IX Coordinator; Director of Student Affairs, SSTC Room 276. Telephone: 505-863-7508. For Referrals to main campus regarding Section 504 compliance; Student Success Specialist, Gurley Hall Room 2205 B. Telephone: 505-863-7527.

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 by supervisors or coworkers and harassment of students on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual preference, ancestry, medical condition or other protected status. The University makes special efforts to eliminate both overt and subtle forms of sexual harassment.