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About Student Rules 

Each student has the responsibility to be fully acquainted with and to comply with the New Mexico State University Student Social Code of Conduct. More specific rules, information, and procedures may be found in various publications pertaining to each particular service or department.  When available, links have been provided to the appropriate websites. 


New Mexico State University is a community that is dedicated to personal and academic excellence. Choosing to join the community obligates each member to a code of civilized behavior. The purpose of this handbook is to present rules and policies that govern student conduct and student activities at New Mexico State University and that describe faculty and staff obligations in their work with students. These rules result from years of experience and are the products of student, staff, and faculty thought. 

Each individual student, faculty member, and staff employee is expected to read this handbook carefully and observe its requirements. Particular attention should be given to our Aggie Core Values, the NMSU Notice of Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunity and the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities. 

No rule, no matter how carefully worded, can cover all eventualities completely. Beyond specific rules, we should all aspire to conduct ourselves with respect for others, the highest ethical standards, and personal integrity. That is what being an NMSU Aggie is all about. 

Immunization Requirement

Effective May 6, 2022:
Students attending New Mexico State University are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    • Currently enrolled students who will be on campus for any reason must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption on file with Med+Proctor.
    • Students who have already submitted documentation (COVID vaccine card) or have an exemption on file from a previous semester  DO NOT need to resubmit documentation .
    • New and transfer students enrolling in classes for Spring 2023 must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption on file by January 15, 2023.
      New and transfer students enrolling in classes for Fall 2022 were to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption on file by August 1, 2022.

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    Click Here to Submit Your Record
    using Med+Proctor

Academic Code of Conduct

  • ARP 5.10 outlines NMSU’s Academic Integrity policy and 5.11 outlines the procedure of the Academic Misconduct process.  

    • Information on charges associated with Academic Misconduct  
    • Overview of sanctions that may be imposed if a student is found in violation of Academic Misconduct  
    • Instructions on how to report instances of academic misconduct  
    • Academic misconduct procedures process and appeal process  

Academic Code of Conduct

Student Organization Policies  

The Office of Student Involvement Leadership Programs maintains authority and responsibility for the official University recognition or all student organizations including fraternities, sororities, and sports clubs.   

NMSU Student Organization Handbook

Parking & Transportation

Students, Faculty, and Visitors seeking to operate motor vehicles on campus should refer to guidance and policies established and maintained by the Parking, Transportation and ID Office through Auxiliary Services.  

NMSU Parking & Transportation

Housing & Residential Life  

  • The Department of Housing and Residential Life are responsible for the oversight and maintenance of campus student living facilities, including community living standards, expectations, and policies.  

    • Information on submitting  work orders  for issues within your unit  

Housing and Residential Life

Student Social Code of Conduct  

Student Conduct

Title IX & Non-Discrimination  

Athletics / Campus Tailgates  

  • The Department of Athletics provides oversight for all NCAA athletic programs, including student athlete compliance requirements and NCAA athletic events.

Tailgate Regulations