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Safety, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

COE faculty and staff are deeply committed to creating a supportive, inclusive, and safe campus climate where all students can successfully pursue their academic and professional goals. We will not tolerate actions that undermine the safety and human dignity of our community and will protect those who choose to voice their concerns.

The cultural and societal landscape of the campus has changed and continues to evolve. We believe all voices should be respected, honored, and given the opportunity to be heard as reflected in the COE Core Values of Dignity and Diversity and Social Justice. We strive to treat all people ethically, respectfully and afford them the dignity that is their innate right. We seek to understand the social structures and power relations that hinder equal access for all, and support the educational and political work that addresses inequality.

We as a College are a diverse community of educators, researchers, learners, and collaborators dedicated to the advancement of education and innovation in the State of New Mexico and beyond. We engage in positive, ethical, respectful, and inclusive practices in our professional relationships and communications. We are dedicated to the safety of our students regardless of religion, political beliefs, immigration status, US citizenship, nationality, race, ethnicity, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, health, military status, and/or other characteristics that have resulted in a history of being marginalized. UNM has policies in place to protect individuals who report real or perceived misconduct or violations of rights, policies, statutes, or laws.

We have a responsibility to actively promote and reinforce the values and beliefs represented in the COE. The variety of the ideologies, experiences, and backgrounds represented by our faculty, staff, and students enrich our campus community. We acknowledge this multiplicity of discourses may also result in tensions, conflict, and divisiveness. Nevertheless, we strive to create safe spaces through open, honest, and respectful dialogues in our professional, academic, and personal interactions in order to provide opportunities to learn from one another.

We are dedicated to a positive and enriching experience for all members of the COE community. If you or someone you know is feeling unsafe (i.e. threatened, discriminated against, victimized, violated, harassed, and/or endangered) please reach out to a faculty or staff member. He or she can support you and direct you to the appropriate support and advocacy services. If you prefer to pursue such services on your own, please contact the LOBORespect Advocacy Center or any of the other offices or resources below.

If you are in immediate danger or are the victim of a crime, please contact UNM Police or dial 9-1-1.

College of Education Resources

Dean’s Office – TECH Building Room 330, (505) 277-2231

Center for Student Success – Travelstead Hall, (505) 277-3190

COE Graduate Student Leadership Alliance (formerly GPSA)

Department Chairs and Program Coordinators – Special Education; Health Exercise and Sports Sciences; Individual, Family, and Community Education; Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies; Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy.

COE Diversity Council – A faculty committee dedicated to the analysis of social structures and power relations that hinder equal access for all, especially historically underrepresented populations, and to the educational and political work that addresses these inequalities.

Manzanita Counseling Center – Manzanita Hall, (505) 277-7311

Safety, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

LoboRESPECT Advocacy Centerv -
Enrichment Center Room 262
(505) 277-2911, University Advisement and

UNM’s comprehensive approach to preventing and responding to sexual violence in our campus community. This website includes information on our prevention education efforts and programs, services and support for victims of sexual violence, our policies and sanctions, and much more. All aspects of LoboRESPECT will elevate and strengthen our conversations and efforts to build and sustain a culture of respect in our campus community. Advocacy Center Hotline:

Pathfinder – UNM Student Handbook – composed of two sections (Campus Services and Campus Policies) which can be accessed by clicking on the links in the left hand column. The categories are divided into subcategories or named policies in order to help you easily navigate the needed information. Every effort has been made to provide current and accurate information in this publication; however, the administration reserves the right to alter, amend, or abolish its rules, regulations or policies at any time.

UNM Police – For emergencies 911, for all other calls / UNM PD dispatch (505) 277-2241

Respectful Campus Policy – This policy describes the values, cornerstones, and behaviors that delineate a respectful campus and applies to all members of the UNM community, including, but not limited to students, faculty, and staff.

AGORA – Services include a help-line, online emotional support (chat), information and referrals, volunteer opportunities and community training workshops. (505) 277-3013

Lobo Guardian – An app a mobile app that increases user safety by creating a virtual safety network of friends and family.

Dean of Students Office Hate/Bias Reporting Form

UNM Dream Team – UNM Dream Team is a student club at the University of New Mexico to advocate for immigration reform and to increase access and success for immigrant students and families at the university. UNM Dream Team is an affiliate of United We Dream.

UNM Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) - The mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity is to promote equal access and treatment for all and to promote a safe environment free of discrimination and inequity in accordance with University values and policies and with federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action statutes and regulations. (505) 277-5251

UNM Division for Equity and Inclusion - The Division for Equity and Inclusion promotes equity for all members of the University community by leading efforts and building sustainable partnerships to transform the campus environment, in addition to fostering inclusive excellence, promoting equity, and advocating social justice; and, in this way, nurture a climate that imbues diversity as an asset. (505) 277-2611

LGBTQ Resource Center - The Mission of the LGBTQ Resource Center is to provide service to UNM students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities and sexual orientations through support, advocacy, education, and safety. (505) 277-5428

Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color - A student based organization that is working to build community among historically underrepresented students at the University of New Mexico. Lobo Lair Room 1046. (505) 277- 7397

African American Student Services - The AASS program at UNM provides culturally relevant programs designed to assist primarily African American students in making a confident transition and successful adjustment to the University. (505) 277-5645

American Indian Student Services - AISS provides cultural and academic programming for UNM's American Indian students to ensure their academic achievement and assist in the development of personal, cultural, and social success. (505) 277-6343

El Centro De La Raza - El Centro de la Raza provides tools for self-determination and resiliency, supports the transformation of students through knowledge, skills and responsibility, and challenges self and systems to achieve social justice. (505) 277-5020

Women's Resource Center - The Women's Resource Center (WRC) is a place of advocacy, support, and safety for all members of the greater University and New Mexico community. (505) 277-3716

Accessibility Resource Center - Connect, Collaborate, Succeed at UNM is a great way to get started with us at ARC where our focus is working with students with Disabilities. Located on the second floor of Mesa Vista Hall room 2021 at the University of New Mexico, the Accessibility Resource Center provides a variety of services to self-identified UNM students on main campus as well as branch campuses across the state. (505) 277-3506

Additional UNM Student Services and Resources

Air Force ROTC - The Mission of the Air Force ROTC is to development the best Air Force leaders and citizens of character dedicated to serving the nation.

Army ROTC - Army ROTC's mission is to commission fully qualified and competent officers into the U.S. Army as Second Lieutenants who will serve in the regular Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserves.

Career Services - UNM's career portal and on-campus recruiting site assisting UNM students and alumni in choosing appropriate careers and pursuing career-related opportunities.

Children's Campus - UNMCC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and serves UNM students, staff, and faculty families.

College Enrichment & Outreach Programs - CEOP provide leadership in development, implementation and coordination of student support services and activities designed to assist CEOP students' academic achievement, personal, cultural, and social development.

Community Engagement Center - CEC is a committed learning partner bringing UNM's resources and educational strengths to public service.

Dean of Students - DoS provides information and is a central point of contact for students who need to resolve issues, explanation of UNM policies and procedures, and identifying campus resources.

Graduate Resource Center - The Graduate Resource Center (GRC), in collaboration with several departments and programs, offers a wide array of free academic support services to all graduate and professional students at the University of New Mexico

Residence Life and Student Housing - RLSH seeks to enhance the quality of students' lives by providing safe, clean, well-maintained facilities and exceptional customer service.

Mentoring Institute - The Mentoring Institute develops, coordinates, and integrates research and training in mentoring best practices at UNM.

Parents and Families - Embracing parent and family involvement is a UNM value. This site is for parents and families of UNM students.

Recreational Services - Recreational Services' mission is to provide a broad spectrum of sports, recreational, and fitness activities for men and women, and for individuals with special needs of all ability levels, in order to enhance their academic productivity, personal effectiveness and commitment to their quality of life in a campus community.

Student Activities Center - Student Activities oversees the chartering process of all student organizations assisting them to properly spend their funds through the Student Government Accounting Office, organizes the recognition reception and other student awards programs and advises ASUNM, GPSA and fraternities and sororities.

Student Health and Counseling - Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) provides a unique health service designed to assist students in maintaining optimal health and staying in school. After Hours Crisis Counselor: (505) 277-3136 option 3

Student Union Building - The SUB operates under the direction of the SUB Board, and students play a predominant role in its operation, policy and strategic planning.

Navy/Marine ROTC - In combination with UNM, the NROTC provides a means for students to earn a commission as an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps.