Equal Educational Opportunity Policy

  • The University of New Mexico is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunity regardless of sex, marital or parental status, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, physical handicap, or military involvement (Vietnam era veteran or handicapped veterans). Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance by way of grant, contract or loan. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is similar in its prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against qualified handicapped persons. Equal educational opportunity includes: admission, recruitment, extracurricular programs and activities, housing, facilities, access to course offerings, counseling and testing, financial assistance, employment, health and insurance services and athletics.

  • Responsibility for equal employment and educational opportunity throughout the University rests with the President. The President has appointed an Affirmative Action Director, and has assigned responsibility to him/her for promoting and encouraging progress in meeting the University’s equal opportunity goals. All grievances, questions or requests for information relating to these concerns should be referred to the Director at 1821 Roma NE, 277-5251.

  • It is the policy of the University that “no person…shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex marital status, age or religion be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity…”