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The New Mexico State University Student Handbook is composed of the Student Social Code of Conduct, the Student Academic Code of Conduct, Grievance Process policies, as well as other regulations and procedures.

Together, these codes and policies set forth the rights and responsibilities of NMSU students; outlines the standards for social and academic conduct; provides the types of interim measures and sanctions which may be imposed for violation; provides a prompt and fair fact-finding hearing, as well as an objective review process if students elect to appeal the outcome of the fact-finding hearing.

Notice of Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunity

New Mexico State University (NMSU) is dedicated to providing equal opportunities in our employment and learning environments. NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its programs and activities as required by equal opportunity/affirmative action regulations and laws and university policy and rules.

NMSU’s Office of Institutional Equity is responsible for compliance with state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and affirmative action regulations. This incorporates the implementation of the University’s Affirmative Action plan including equal opportunity practices, monitoring, and reporting. If you believe you have been treated in a manner inconsistent with equal opportunity, contact the Office of Institutional Equity.

NMSU has designated Laura Castille as the Title IX Coordinator and she is responsible for ensuring compliance with Title IX and other state and federal laws addressing sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual intimidation, intimate partner abuse, stalking, and other forms of sexual violence based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

NMSU recognizes that individuals with disabilities are entitled to access, support and, when appropriate, reasonable accommodation. Laura Castille is also assigned to coordinate compliance with Section 504 and other state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in admission, treatment and/or access to its programs and activities.

Inquiries regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX, and/or Section 504 should be directed to:

Laura Castille
Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity
O’Loughlin House
Las Cruces, NM 88003

In addition, Agustin Diaz, Jr. has been designated as Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Angela Velasco has been designated Deputy Section 504 Coordinator. Mr. Diaz and Ms. Velasco can be contacted at the O’Loughlin House or by telephone 575-646-3635.

Complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation may be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity at Complaints may also be filed with the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and/or New Mexico Human Rights.

Questions concerning the policies and procedures in the NMSU Student Handbook should be directed to:

Office of the Dean of Students
MSC 3923
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Policies in the NMSU Student Handbook are subject to change.