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About Student Rules 

Each student has the responsibility to be fully acquainted with and to comply with the Student Social Code of Conduct at New Mexico State University. In addition, there are specific rules, information, and procedures that can be found in other university publications pertaining to each particular service or department (Housing, Athletics, organizations).  When available, links have been provided to the appropriate websites. 


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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. 

NMSU Immunization Requirement
Effective May 1, 2023:

  1. New, re-admitted and transfer students, to include dual-credit students, at any NMSU campus must provide documentation of complete immunization/vaccination history during enrollment.
  2. NMSU Global Campus Students are not required to provide immunization documents.
  3. Individual academic programs may require additional immunizations/vaccinations as condition of enrollment. Please verify with program coordinators to determine if any additional vaccinations are required.

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Academic and Other Codes 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  
  • ARP Chapter 3 outlines NMSU Ethics, Equity, and Equal Opportunity policy.  More importantly, subsection 3.80 specifically addresses NMSU's position on the Prohibition of Bullying, Hazing, and Hostile Misconduct (Non-Discriminatory).
    • Part 1: Purpose
    • Part 2: Definitions
      • Bullying
      • Hazing
      • Hostile Misconduct
      • Retaliation
    • Part 3: Exclusion for Discriminatory Misconduct
    • Part 4: Prohibited Misconduct
    • Part 5: Duty to report and Cooperate
    • Part 6: NMSU Response and Resolution

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  

Athletic Policies / Campus Tailgate Regulations  

  • New Mexico State University encourages fans to arrive early, tailgate with friends, family, and fellow fans and enjoy the Aggie Football experience. The following tailgating procedures establish the rules and regulations for tailgating activities on campus. We expect attendees to treat fellow fans, NMSU property, and game management staff with courtesy and respect at all times. The following tailgating procedures will be in effect as of August 25, 2023 to ensure a safe and enjoyable tailgating experience for all.

Tailgate Regulations