Who We Are

The UNM Office of Equal Opportunity investigates claims of discrimination based on a protected status, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. We also provide oversight of the University’s compliance with Title VII, Title IX, the Clery Act, ADA accommodations, and affirmative action. We can provide training and education on all of these issues. We serve the entire UNM community and work with offices across campus to ensure the University’s commitment to promoting equal access and treatment for all.

UNM Discrimination Grievance Procedure

In response to recent changes to Title IX by the U.S. Department of Education, OEO has updated its Discrimination Grievance Procedure to align with those requirements, as well as the law in New Mexico. To view the new documents, please click any of the following:

Protected Classes

Discrimination is treating someone differently based on a civil rights protected class. A protected class is a group of people protected against discrimination by University policy or by state and federal law. At UNM, the following are considered protected classes:

  • Age (40 and over)
  • Ancestry/National Origin
  • Color/Race
  • Gender Identity
  • Genetic information
  • Medical Condition
  • Mental/Physical Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion
  • Sex/Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Spousal Affiliation
  • Veteran Status