Nondiscrimination Policy

The university is dedicated to providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all persons without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or veteran status. The university strives to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination laws, including:

  • Titles VI and VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Pregnancy Act of 1978
  • Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974
  • Executive Order 11246
  • Executive Order 11141
  • Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • New Mexico Human Rights Act

This dedication extends to recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, training, benefits, separations, and to the availability and delivery of all educational, academic, and student welfare programs and services. The Office of Institutional Equity/EEO Office is responsible for assuring compliance with equal employment opportunity programs throughout the university. Any individual who wishes to file a discrimination complaint or discuss discrimination issues is encouraged to contact the Office of Institutional Equity/EEO Director or the Human Resources (Personnel) Director if the individual is uncomfortable reporting the complaint to the Office of Institutional Equity/EEO Director. For nondiscrimination complaints or matters, employees may contact the Assistant Director of Employee Relations, Hadley Hall, room 15, and the telephone number is 646-4148.

To access the complete grievance procedures for discrimination, please refer to Chapter four, Section 4.05.10 of the New Mexico State University Policy Manual (dated September 8, 2006). Copies of this policy manual may be obtained via the Human Resources (Personnel) website at http://www.nmsu.edu/manual/.

Sexual Harassment Policy/Hostile Work/Academic Environment

To access the complete Sexual Harassment Policy, please refer to Chapter three, Section 3.94 of the New Mexico State University Policy Manual (dated September 8, 2006). Copies of this policy manual may be obtained via the Personnel website at http://www.nmsu.edu/manual/.

All employees and students should be aware that the university is prepared to take action to prevent and remedy such behavior, and that individuals who engage in such behavior are subject to disciplinary action. Faculty and staff with actual or apparent authority who engage in sexual harassment or neglect to control the work environment may be held accountable. Anyone who may have been subjected to sexually offensive behavior or conduct in the classroom or work environment is encouraged to contact the Office of Institutional Equity/EEO Director. The office is located in O’Loughlin House on University Ave. and the telephone number is 646-3635.

Disability: Qualified students with disabilities are to be provided with reasonable accommodation in accessing buildings, programs, and services. Students are encouraged to contact Services for Students with Disabilities (at 646-6840) for academic related services, and may refer to the “Campus Directory” for resource information, telephone numbers, and Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD) locations. Disability based discrimination grievances may be filed according to the procedures set forth in Section 4.05.10 of the New Mexico State University Policy Manual (dated September 8, 2006).