UNM Compliance Hotlink and Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policies


To: All University of New Mexico Faculty, Staff, and Students

From: Compliance, Ethics, and Equal Opportunity

Subject: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

As part of our annual policy notifications series, we encourage you to review the following University of New Mexico (UNM) policies and tools that pertain to Sexual Misconduct. UNM encourages all members of the campus community to maintain ethical behavior and report suspected misconduct. If a community member makes a report of suspected misconduct in good faith, they will be protected from retaliation.

As part of our annual policy notification series, we encourage you to review the following UNM policies that pertain to sexual misconduct prevention.

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." - Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all programs and activities of the university.

The University of New Mexico takes all reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence seriously. You can report an incident of sexual harassment or misconduct to CEEO through the online form. For additional information, please contact Title IX Coordinator Angela Catena at acatena@unm.edu. For confidential support services please contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center (505) 277-2911, the Women's Resource Center (505) 277-3716, the LGBTQ Resource Center (505) 277-5428.

Questions regarding this notification should be directed to the Compliance, Ethics, and Equal Opportunity (CEEO) Office at (505) 277-5251 or compliance@unm.edu or to the HSC Compliance Office at (505) 272-7371 or compliance@salud.unm.edu.

UNM Policies and Tools Related to Sexual Harassment and Misconduct:

UNM Policy on Sexual Harassment Including Sexual Assault (Interim) – UAP 2740UNM prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (including gender, sex stereotyping, gender expression, and gender identity). Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination. This policy applies to allegations of sexual misconduct made by or against a student, staff, or faculty member that occur within the course of a UNM program or activity or have continuing adverse effects on campus, regardless of where the alleged activity occurred. If the circumstances giving rise to the allegations are related to UNM’s programs or activities, this policy may apply regardless of the affiliation of the parties. The University is committed to responding promptly and fairly to every allegation of sexual misconduct.

To review the complete policy, please see: https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/2000/2740.html.

UNM Policy on Campus Violence – UAP 2210UNM is committed to providing an environment that is free from violence. Acts or threatened acts of violence will not be tolerated. Anyone engaging in such conduct will be subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal from employment, expulsion from the University, or banishment from campus, and may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties.

This policy applies to all members of the campus community, including employees, students, and visitors.

To review the complete policy, please see: https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/2000/2210.html.

UNM Policy on Consensual Sexual or Romantic Relationships – UAP 2215When relationships occur in educational or supervisory contexts, they can present serious ethical concerns and compromise the University’s academic and work environment, in part due to an inherent power differential between the parties. The relationships can lead to charges of sexual harassment and exploitation, especially when the relationships end, or cause third parties to have concerns about undue advantage or restricted opportunities. For these reasons, consensual relationships in which one party, the “superior,” has a formal instructional, supervisory, evaluative, or advisory role over the other party, the “subordinate,” must be disclosed in order to manage the actual or perceived conflicts of interest caused by the relationships and to mitigate adverse effects on third parties.

This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students at the University and to others who participate in the University’s programs and activities, whether on- or off-campus and including abroad.

To review the complete policy, please see: https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/2000/2215.html.