Policies

Applicability

These policies apply to recruitment, admission, extracurricular activities, 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

Per University Policy 2720: Prohibited Discrimination and Equal Opportunity, it is the policy of the institution to prevent and eliminate 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, per University Policy 2740: Sexual Misconduct.


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 which also houses the Title IX Coordinator.


Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Compliance

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs which receive 2 federal financial assistance. Areas of the institution where Title IX may have application include athletics, student recruitment and admissions, financial aid, scholarships, course offerings and access, employment, and housing and residential services. Title IX also protects students and employees, both male and female, from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities. University Policy 2740: Sexual Misconduct outlines what constitutes sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct at UNM. The Office of Equal Opportunity houses the Title IX Coordinator, who oversees the University’s compliance with Title IX.


Equal Education Policy

The University of New Mexico is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and forbids unlawful discrimination and/or harassment based on 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.


ADA Compliance & 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) 863.7527, galluparc@unm.edu or visit Gurley Hall, Gallup, NM 87301.


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 or placing 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 or placing 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 qualified protected veterans in employment.


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 which houses the Title IX Coordinator for issues regarding 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 (505) 277-5251, oeounm@unm.edu, or visit the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), 609 Buena Vista NE, Albuquerque NM 87131.


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 policy.unm.edu, or can be reviewed at the Office of Equal Opportunity located at 609 Buena Vista NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001.