Transgender Inclusion and Equity at UNM

The mission of UNM’s LGBTQ Resource Center is to provide service to UNM students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities and sexual orientations through support, advocacy, education, and safety. In order to uphold our mission, the UNM LGBTQ Resource Center offers assistance to all transgender and gender non-conforming students, faculty, and staff who might encounter different issues within the university system. We are available to act as a liaison between students and professors/teaching assistants in order to have preferred names and pronouns used, as well as helping navigate different systems on campus, such as Residential Life and SHAC. We are working on a map of the universal restrooms located on campus, and host a transgender and gender non-conforming peer support groups.

Currently, UNM does not have the technical capability to utilize preferred names within the MyUNM (Banner) system. The LGBTQ Resource Center is working with multiple departments on campus (including Data Management, Office of the Registrar, Lobo ID office, and more) in order to bring this option to students in the near future. Contact us at 505-277-LGBT (5428) or lgbtqrc@unm.edu for more information, or if you’d like to be a part of this process.

University of New Mexico’s Non-discrimination Policies

These University policies apply to recruitment, admission, extracurricular activities, housing, facilities, access to course offerings, counseling and testing, financial assistance, employment, health and insurance services, and athletic programs for students. These policies also apply to the recruitment, hiring, training and promotion of University employees (faculty, staff, and students) and to all other terms and conditions of employment. The University strives to establish procedures, which assure equal treatment and access to all programs, facilities and services.

Anti-Harassment

It is the policy of the institution to prevent and eliminate forms of unlawful harassment in employment and educational settings. The University prohibits harassment of employees by supervisors or co-workers and harassment of students on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, ancestry, medical condition, spousal affiliation or other protected status. The University makes special efforts to eliminate both overt and subtle forms of sexual harassment.

Equal Education Policy

The University of New Mexico is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and forbids unlawful discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, ancestry, spousal affiliation, medical condition, or veteran status. Equal educational opportunity includes: admission, recruitment, academic endeavors, extracurricular programs and activities, housing, health and insurance services and athletics. In keeping with this policy of equal educational opportunity, the University is committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

University policy, state, and federal law and regulations forbid unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, ancestry, spousal affiliation, medical condition, or veteran status in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting and all other terms and conditions of employment. The University of New Mexico commits itself to a program of affirmative action to increase access by, and participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in the University’s work force.