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SAFETY: YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Your safety and security are of prime concern at The University of New Mexico and we at the UNM Police Department are working hard to ensure the campus is a safe place to live, learn, work and play. UNM is not, however, exempt from crime. We are doing our part to prevent crimes, but to be safe and secure, YOU must take common sense precautions, be alert and look out for others. Maintaining an effective police department is a community effort, and together we can ensure UNM remains safe.

UNM: PART OF A LARGER COMMUNITY
The University of New Mexico Main Campus located in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a community of approximately 24,000 students and 13,000 permanent faculty and staff. Visitors come to our campus to attend lectures, symposia, concerts, plays, sporting activities and other events. Our 769-acre campus is surrounded by the City of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area with approximately 640,000 residents. Even with our large and constantly changing population, we have maintained an extremely low crime rate.

MISSION
The mission of the University of New Mexico Police Department is to provide the University with exceptional police services for the preservation of human rights and the protection of people and property. These services will be provided with an emphasis on proactive measures, minimizing the need for reactive responses. We will strive for positive interaction with outside agencies and maintain a strong, cooperative relationship with the community by respecting differences and fostering a better understanding through communication.

HOW UNM PROTECTS YOU
The UNM Police Department is here to protect you and offers numerous services to ensure your safety.

The UNM Police Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your needs. All UNM police officers are required to meet state certification standards mandated by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. UNM Police officers are commissioned by The University of New Mexico Board of Regents (Section 29-5-2 NMSA 1978 (1997 Repl.)). They have full power of peace officers on campus, including the authority to enforce all applicable laws, ordinances and campus traffic regulations, and the authority to arrest. Officers are also commissioned through the Bernalillo County Sheriffıs Department.

The UNM Police Department investigates complaints of on-campus criminal activity, working closely with the District Attorneyıs Office to ensure effective prosecution. Through an agreement with the Albuquerque Police Department, UNM Police enforce Federal and State laws and regulations in the fraternity/sorority and student housing areas. UNM Police encourage students, faculty, staff and visitors to promptly report all crimes. Crimes occurring on campus should be reported to UNM Police at 277-2241. Crimes committed off the UNM Campus should be reported to the appropriate police agency (Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County Sheriffıs Office, etc.).

In an emergency you may dial 911. The 911 system automatically traces the location of all calls, which enables officers to respond even when a caller cannot provide the location. When you are on campus and dial 911, your call will be received by the UNM Police Department, and if you are off-campus, the call will be received by the Albuquerque Police Department. Outside of the Albuquerque Metro area, you will reach the appropriate law enforcement agency where the 911 System is utilized.

Special telephones providing emergency services for the deaf are placed at various locations on the UNM campus. The University Police Department is equipped with a Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD), 277-0888 for 24-hour service.

Emergency telephones which are direct lines to the Police Communications Office are located throughout the UNM campus. You may use the emergency telephone by opening the telephone box and pressing the button. The Police Dispatcher will answer the telephone promptly, and you will be able to relate the nature of your emergency. Also, a blue light over the telephone will flash for the duration of the call to assist emergency personnel in locating the caller. We ask that you call 277-2241 to report non-emergencies. Emergency telephones will not enable you to make calls other than directly to the Police Dispatcher as an EMERGENCY.

If the UNM Police Department receives information that a crime has occurred which represents a continued threat to the campus community, notices and instructions will be delivered to students and employees in an effort to prevent similar crimes. Information will be conveyed through the campus newspaper, The Daily Lobo; through electronic communications such as the UNM News Minute, Inside UNM and e-mail alerts; and orally or through other appropriate means. Law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders is available online from the Bernalillo County Sheriffıs Department at http://www.nmsexoffender.dps.state.nm.us/ or by calling the Sheriffıs Department at 768-4100.

CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS

We also offer several crime prevention programs designed to keep you safe. Services are available free of charge.

  • ALARM SYSTEM:
    We operate a computerized intrusion and fire alarm system to monitor facilities throughout campus to enhance personal and building security.
  • BICYCLE REGISTRATION:
    The Police Department strongly recommends that everyone operating a bicycle at UNM have it registered. Registration is free and valid for four years. Bicycle registration is available at the Police Department.
  • CRIME PREVENTION MATERIALS:
    Free brochures and other documents regarding crime prevention are available at the Police Department and other campus locations.
  • CRIME PREVENTION PRESENTATIONS:
    We conduct crime prevention presentations at new student orientations and other events.
  • CRIME STOPPERS:
    Anyone who has witnessed or has information about a crime should call UNM Crime Stoppers at 277-STOP (277-7867).
  • ESCORT SERVICE:
    We provide 24-hour escort service from the University, either on foot or in a vehicle within a one-mile radius of the University campus. Assistance is available for stalled vehicles or keys locked in vehicles. For escort service call 277-2241.
  • LOST AND FOUND:
    The Police Department operates the main lost and found service for the University.
  • OPERATION IDENTIFICATION:
    We participate in the Operation Identification Program. For assistance, phone 277-2241.
  • VICTIM/WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
    Contact 841-7274.
  • PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:
    Parking and Transportation Services provides lighted shelters at bus stops and offers a reliable shuttle bus system throughout the campus from remote parking areas. For additional information, call 277-1930.
  • CAMPUS SAFETY COMMITTEE:
    A Campus Safety Committee has the responsibility to study and to make recommendations on improving campus safety. Safety suggestions should be submitted in writing and turned in to the Dean of Students Office, Room 280 at the Student Services Center, or call 277-3361.
  • ACCESS TO CAMPUS FACILITIES:
    We strive to make our campus safe by limiting access to buildings after hours. Buildings on campus are generally open during regular business hours, when class is in session and for special events. Persons authorized to remain in a building after closing time are required to have proper identification at all times. Police and security personnel conduct frequent internal and external checks of buildings on campus. Entry to Student Family Housing is controlled by code access through an electronic gate. Security guards are on duty during the evening hours to ensure the safety and security of the complex and residents.

UNM maintains eight residence hall complexes on campus. Residence Hall perimeter doors are secured each evening and entry is controlled by key access. Each complex has evening on-duty staff to respond to resident needs and the Student Residence Center Desk is open 24 hours, seven days a week and serves as a service and emergency contact point for residents.

Resident Advisors are available in each unit to assist students. New residents are briefed on UNM and residence hall policies and on crime prevention techniques at orientation/floor meetings held for residents at the start of the semester. Further information may be obtained from the Residence Hall Handbook.

CRIME REPORTING

The UNM Police Department encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police. Because police reports are public records under state law, the UNM Police Department cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics can generally be made to other UNM campus security authorities, as identified below. Confidential reports of crime may also be made to UNM Crime Stoppers at 277-STOP (277-7867).

The UNM Police Department compiles and reports annual crime statistics to inform the University community about crime and related problems. Statistics are gathered from UNM Police Department reports and through consultation with the Albuquerque Police Department and the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, where appropriate. For the 2002 crime statistics, the Albuquerque Police Department was unable to provide UNM with statistics for geographic areas within its jurisdiction. UNM also consults with other campus security authority offices to compile crime statistics including the Dean of Students Office, Residence Life Office, Student Activities Center, University Hospital, School of Medicine, UNM Research Park, UNM athletics team coaches and chartered student organization advisors. Reports of crimes made to these offices are also disclosed in the annual crime statistics.

Tables 1a through 3a contain 2002 crime statistics. Table 1a shows crimes on campus reported to the UNM Police Department. Table 2a shows crimes reported to other campus security authorities and off-campus crime reported to the Albuquerque Police Department. Table 3a shows referrals for campus disciplinary action of cases of alcohol, drug and weapons law violations.

Tables 1b through 3b contain 2001 crime statistics. Table 1b shows crimes on campus reported to the UNM Police Department. Table 2b shows crimes reported to other campus security authorities and off-campus crime reported to the Albuquerque Police Department. Table 3b shows referrals for campus disciplinary action of cases of alcohol, drug and weapons law violations.

Tables 1c through 3c contain 2000 crime statistics. Table 1c shows crimes on campus reported to the UNM Police Department. Table 2c shows crimes reported to other campus security authorities and off-campus crime reported to the Albuquerque Police Department. Table 3c shows referrals for campus disciplinary action of cases of alcohol, drug and weapons law violations.

SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY

The University of New Mexico recognizes the harm caused by sexual assault and the need to educate the University community regarding this issue. The University of New Mexico sexual assault policy can be found at the end of this Safety and Security report.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY

The University of New Mexico policy on illegal drugs and alcohol clearly states the standard for a Drug-Free, Alcohol-Free campus. UNMıs policy on illegal drugs and alcohol can be found at the end of this Safety and Security Report. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of controlled substances or alcohol on UNM property as part of any activity by any member of the University community -faculty, staff, or student - is strictly prohibited. Federal and State laws relating to controlled substances and alcohol are enforced by the UNM Police Department. The University enforces the State of New Mexico underage drinking laws and therefore does not permit the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by people under the age of twenty-one.

As a condition of employment or enrollment, all UNM employees and students are required to abide by the terms of the policy. Violation of the policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including employee dismissal or student expulsion and/or participation in an approved substance abuse treatment or rehabilitation program.

Recognizing the dangers of substance abuse in the work place, UNM uses alcohol and drug-free awareness programs to inform the community of the issues and risks of substance abuse. Numerous educational and treatment resources are also available, including:

  • AGORA CRISIS CENTER
    This UNM student-run organization provides free listening and referral services by trained students and community volunteers. Phone 277-3013.
  • ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS (ASAP)
    The mission of ASAP is to provide treatmentservices to the community. Phone 925-2400.
  • COUNSELING, ASSISTANCE AND REFERRAL SERVICE (CARS)
    This employee assistance program for UNM staff provides counseling and referral services. Phone 272-6868.
  • DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC
    This training clinic for Ph.D. students in clinical psychology provides treatment services to the university community and the community at large. Phone 277-5164.
  • CAMPUS OFFICE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION
    COSAP coordinates and develops substance abuse prevention and training programs and policies for the university and larger community. Phone 277-2795.
  • COUNSELING AND THERAPY SERVICES (CATS), STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
    This department of the Student Health Center offers psychological and psychiatric services to UNM students. Phone 277-4537.
  • UNM PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICE (PES)
    This department of the University Psychiatric Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency (life-threatening) services. Phone 272-2920.
  • WOMENıS RESOURCE CENTER
    This center promotes, supports and advocates for all women in the university community; it can provide information and referrals. Phone 277-3716.
  • ALBUQUERQUE RAPE CRISIS CENTER
    This community center provides counseling and advocacy for victims of sexual assault. Phone 266-7711.
  • HEALTH EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
    This department of the Student Health Center is focused on the health and well-being of UNM students. Services include message therapy and two student progams, Peer Educators and Peer Consultants. Phone 277-7947.

WEAPONS POLICY
With very few exceptions, employees, students and visitors are not permitted to use or possess weapons on any part of the campus. A weapon includes, but is not limited to: firearms; ammunition and other dangerous weapons, substances, or materials; and bombs, explosives, or incendiary devices.

Persons who have such weapons in their possession must deposit them with the Police Department for the duration of their stay at UNM. Any person failing to comply will become subject to appropriate disciplinary and/or criminal action. The UNM Weapons Policy is printed in its entirety in The UNM Pathfinder which is available in the Dean of Students Office (Student Services Center). The Pathfinder is also available on-line at http://www.unm.edu/~sac/pathfind.html.

SAFETY TIPS
We have instituted many programs at UNM to ensure your safety while on campus, but safety really begins with you. The following are some tips to help protect yourself from crime:

  • If you go out for a late night snack or study break, go with a friend,
    not alone.
  • Walk purposefully. Look confident. Watch where you are going. Be alert
    to your surroundings.
  • Use well-lighted, well-traveled routes. Avoid short-cuts through
    isolated areas.
  • Lock all doors and close all windows when leaving your car, whether it
    is for a few minutes or for several hours.
  • Have keys ready when you approach your car. Check the car for intruders
    before entering and lock your door immediately after getting into your car.
  • Always lock your bike or motorcycle when leaving it unattended, even if
    it is only for a few minutes. Use the U-shaped high security lock whenever possible.
  • If you witness a crime, call UNM Police immediately.
  • List only first initials and last name in telephone directories.
  • Hang up immediately on obscene telephone calls.
  • Donıt keep large sums of money in your office, dorm room, study area or
    apartment.
  • Lock doors and windows, even if you are just going out for a minute.
  • If you are a victim of a crime or become aware of any suspicious circumstances, call UNM Police immediately.

SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY
Approved by the President 10/7/95

I. PURPOSE OF POLICY
This policy provides for The University of New Mexico main and branch
campuses:

A. A description of educational programs to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses.

B. Procedures students should follow if a sex offense occurs, including procedures concerning who should be contacted, the importance of preserving evidence for the proof of a criminal offense, and to whom the alleged offense should be reported.

C. Information on a student's option to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local police, and a statement that institutional personnel will assist the student in notifying these authorities, if the student requests the assistance of these personnel.

D. Notification to students of existing on and off campus counseling, mental health, or other student services for victims of sex offenses.

E. Notification to students that the institution will change a victim's academic and living situations after an alleged sex offense and of the options for those changes, if requested by the victim and reasonably available.

F. Procedures for campus disciplinary action in cases of an alleged sex offense, including a clear statement that:

1. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding.
2. Both the accuser and accused shall be informed of the final determination of a disciplinary proceeding with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed against the accused.
3. Sanctions the institution may impose following a final determination of an institutional disciplinary proceeding regarding rape, acquaintance rape, or other forcible or non forcible sex offenses.

II. DEFINITION OF SEX OFFENSES
The University of New Mexico main campus and branch campuses adopt, for the purpose of this policy, the following definitions for sex offenses as prescribed by The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act:

Sex Offense - Forcible

A. Forcible rape - The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).

B. Forcible sodomy - Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

C. Sexual assault with an object - The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

D. Forcible fondling - The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sex Offense - Non-forcible
Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.

A. Incest - Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

B. Statutory Rape - Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

III. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The University of New Mexico recognizes the harm caused by sexual assault and the need to educate the University community regarding this issue. The University offers the following educational program services:

A. Main Campus

1. Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center
1025 Hermosa S.E.
505-266-7711

The Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center maintains a 24 hour a day crisis telephone service and has counselors available to provide immediate assistance to victims of sex offenses. The center also provides educational programs to campus and community groups.

2. UNM Health Education
Student Health Center
505-277-7947
Health Education provides workshops and educational programs concerning sexuality, sexual decision-making and relationships.

3. UNM Wellness Center
Student Health Center
505-277-1899
The Wellness Center offers peer consultants to provide students with one-to-one support on a variety of health and wellness issues, including human sexuality.

4. UNM Women's Center
1160 Mesa Vista Hall
505-277-3716
The Women's Center offers a variety of programs regarding gender and sexuality issues. Staff at the center also provide support to victims of sexual offenses and provide mental health referrals for UNM students.

5. UNM Police Department
2500 Campus NE
505-277-2241
The UNM Police Department conducts programs regarding campus safety and crime prevention to the University community.

6. Office of Residence Life
208 La Posada Hall
505-277-8230
The Office of Residence Life coordinates programming for residence hall students including programs addressing sexuality, relationship and safety issues. The office also administers a Residence Life discipline system which addresses misconduct by residence hall students which occurs in the residence halls.

7. Office of Student Activities
1018 Student Union Building
505-277-4706
The Office of Student Activities coordinates various programs for student organizations including fraternities and sororities, which address sexuality, relationships and sexual assault issues.

8. Dean of Students Office
280 Student Services Center
505-277-3361
The Dean of Students Office coordinates New Student Orientation which includes programs addressing sexuality, relationships, and sexual assault issues. A staff member from the office chairs the Campus Safety Committee which coordinates various educational programs regarding campus safety and crime prevention. The Dean of Students Office also administers the enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct and Visitor Code of Conduct, including resolving sexual offense allegations under these policies.

IV. PROCEDURES STUDENTS SHOULD FOLLOW IF A SEX OFFENSE OCCURS
The University's Student Code of Conduct and Visitor Code of Conduct, which apply to the main and all of the branch campuses and educational centers, expressly forbid the commission of sexual assault including rape. A student who is a victim of such an offense may pursue charges against the perpetrator under these policies.It is important for victims of sex offenses to understand the steps to take in order to preserve evidence as it may be necessary in the proof of sexual assault in the criminal process and the student discipline system. Victims should not bathe, shower, wash, douche, brush one's teeth, comb one's hair or change clothes before seeking medical attention. Important evidence may be on the victim's body and/or clothes. This evidence can be collected during the medical examination.

A. Main Campus
1. A student who is the victim of a sex offense on campus or at a University sponsored or sanctioned activity should immediately contact the University Police Department at 505-277-2241 if calling from off-campus and 911 if calling from on-campus to report the incident.

A student who is the victim of a sex offense off-campus should immediately contact the Albuquerque Police Department by dialing 911.The Police Department called will contact the Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center to have a counselor meet the student and responding police officer at the appropriate medical facility.The Rape Crisis Center may be contacted directly by calling 505-266-7711.

The University recognizes the need for victims of sex offenses to have a caring and knowledgeable support person available to discuss their situation with, assist them in receiving appropriate medical attention and filing appropriate criminal charges. The University, including the University Police Department, works closely with the Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center in providing this assistance. In addition, the University Police Department will contact its own Victim Assistance Coordinator who will meet with the student reporting the offense and provide assistance throughout the judicial process.

2. The University's Student Code of Conduct and Visitor Code of Conduct expressly forbid the commission of sexual assault including rape. A student who is a victim of such offenses may pursue charges against the perpetrator under these policies. In cases where the University Police Department has been contacted, the Victim Assistance Coordinator will work with the victim and the Dean of Students Office regarding the University taking disciplinary action against the perpetrator under these policies. The Dean of Students Office is also available to assist victims of sex offenses in making appropriate accommodations in their academic and living arrangements.

E. Santa Fe Graduate Center
1. All victims of sexual assault will be assisted by University staff in contacting appropriate legal authorities and service agencies. Victims are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual assault to the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department (505-986-2455). Students may contact the UNM-Santa Fe Administrative Office (505-438-1234) for assistance in contacting law enforcement authorities and/or service agencies.

2. The University's Student Code of Conduct and Visitor Code of Conduct expressively forbid the commission of sexual assault including rape. A student who is a victim of such offenses may pursue charges against the perpetrator under these polices. The Santa Fe Administrative Office is also available to assist victims of sex offenses in making appropriate accommodations in their academic and living arrangements.The victim is also encouraged to contact The Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, Inc. They provide immediate, confidential, and appropriate care for victims of sexual assault, including a 24 hour intervention line (505-986-9111), medical and legal advocacy; ongoing individual, group and family therapy for children and adults; education and prevention services for schools and community; referral for special services and forensic interview in facilities.

F. Taos Education Center
1. A student who is the victim of a sex offense on campus or at a University sponsored or sanctioned activity should immediately contact the Taos Police Department (505 758-2216 or 911) to report the incident.

2. The University's Student Code of Conduct and Visitor Code of Conduct expressively forbid the commission of sexual assault including rape. A student who is a victim of such offenses may pursue charges against the perpetrator under these policies. The Student Services Office is available to assist victims of sex offenses in making appropriate accommodations in their academic and living arrangements.

V. NOTIFICATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

A. Main Campus
All victims of sex offenses will be assisted by University staff in contacting appropriate legal authorities and service agencies. Victims are strongly encouraged to report incidents to the University Police Department (505-277-2241) for criminal action.

If the offense occurred on property outside the jurisdiction of the University, the University Police Department will assist the student in contacting the law enforcement agency which has jurisdiction and provide support to the victim through the Victim Assistance Office.

Students may contact the Dean of Students Office (505-277-3361) for assistance in contacting law enforcement authorities and service agencies.

E. Santa Fe Graduate Center
All victims of sexual assault will be assisted by University staff in contacting appropriate legal authorities and service agencies. Victims are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual assault to the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department (505-986 2455). Students may contact the UNM-Santa Fe Administrative Office (505-438-1234) for assistance in contacting law enforcement authorities and/or service agencies.

F. Taos Education Center
All victims of sexual assault will be assisted by University staff in contacting appropriate legal authorities and service agencies. Victims are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual assault to the Taos Police Department (505-758-2216). Students may contact the Student Services Office (505-758-7667) for assistance in contacting law enforcement authorities and/or service agencies.

VI. COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE SERVICES

A. Main Campus

1. Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center
1025 Hermosa S.E
505-266-7711
The Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center, which is affiliated with The University of New Mexico, maintains a 24 hour a day crisis telephone service and has counselors available to provide immediate assistance to victims of sex offenses. Counselors will assist victims with the criminal process.

2. Dean of Students Office
280 Student Services Center
505-277-3361
The Dean of Students Office will assist victims of sex offenses with changes in their academic and living situation after an alleged sex offense.

3. Victim Impact Program
Office of the District Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit
520 Lomas
505-841-7527
The District Attorney's Victim Impact Program provides assistance to victims of all crimes including sex offenses. Advocates in this office assist victims in dealing with the criminal system and securing financial and other assistance due to victims under the law.

4. Counseling & Therapy Services (CATS)
Student Health Center, Bldg. 73
505-277-4537
CATS provides low cost, time-limited, psychological and psychiatric services to UNM students, including victims of sex offenses.

5. UNM Women's Center
1160 Mesa Vista Hall
505-277-3716
The Women's Center provides short-term counseling and referral services to UNM students, including victims of sex offenses.

6. AGORA Crisis Center
505-277-3013
The AGORA Crisis Center provides confidential peer support and referrals to any student needing to talk about a personal problem.

7. Office of Residence Life
208 La Posada Hall
505-277-8230

8. Emergency Desk
Student Residence Center
505-277-9203
Residence Life Area Coordinators and Residence Advisors are available to assist students living in Residence Halls with any problems they are encountering, including providing short term counseling and referral. The Emergency Desk at the Student Residence Center is staffed 24 hours a day.

E. Santa Fe Graduate Center

1. Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 16346
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-986-9111
The Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, Inc. provides immediate, confidential, and appropriate care for victims of sexual assault, including a 24 hour a day intervention line (505-986 9111) medical and legal advocacy; ongoing individual, group and family therapy for children and adults; education and prevention services for schools and community; referral for special services and forensic interviewing facilities.

F. Taos Education Center

1. Community Against Sexual & Domestic Violence - CASDV
214 A Montoya St.
Taos, NM 87571
505-758-8082 / 505-758-9888
CASDV maintains a 24 hour a day crises hot line and has counselors available to provide immediate assistance to victims. They also provide referrals, medical and legal advocacy and assist with medical expenses.

2. Taos County/Social Services
Mary Medina Building
Corner of Cruz, Alta & Gusdorf
Taos, NM 87571
505-758-8871
This agency offers adult/child protection and emergency housing.

4. Taos County Health Office
Court House
Albright St.
Taos, NM 87571
505-758-2073

5. Holy Cross Hospital
1397 Weiner Rd.
Taos, NM 87571
505-758-8883

6. Taos Police
107 Civic Plaza Dr.
Taos NM 87571
758-2216 or 911

VII. CHANGE IN VICTIM'S ACADEMIC AND LIVING SITUATION

A. Main Campus
The University will change a victim's academic and living situation after an alleged sex offense if those changes are requested by the victim and reasonably available. Possible changes include:

1. Arranging for extension of class assignment and examination due dates.

2. Assisting the victim in dropping courses or withdrawing from the University without academic or financial penalty if that is the victim's wish.

3. Arranging for the victim to move from one on-campus housing location to another. Specific requests for such changes should be directed to the Dean of Students Office (505-277-3361).

E. Santa Fe Graduate Center
The Santa Fe Graduate Center will change a victim's academic situation after an alleged sexual offense if those changes are requested by the victim and reasonably available. Possible changes are the same as those indicated for the main campus. Specific requests for such changes should be directed to the Campus Administrative Office (505-438-1234).

F. Taos Education Center
The Taos Education Center will change a victim's academic situation after an alleged sexual offense if those changes are requested by the victim and reasonably available. Possible changes are the same as those indicated for the main campus. Specific requests for such changes should be directed to the Student Service Office (505-758-7667).

VIII. PROCEDURES FOR CAMPUS DISCIPLINARY ACTION

The University of New Mexico's Student Code of Conduct and Visitor Code of Conduct, which apply to the main campus and all branch campuses and educational centers, prohibit "any form of sexual assault including rape."

A. Main Campus
On main campus the Student and Visitor Codes of Conduct are administered by the Dean of Students Office. The University's Residence Hall policies also prohibit sex offenses. The Office for Residence Life administers a disciplinary system which addresses misconduct of residence hall students which occurs in the residence halls.

A person who is a victim of a sex offense committed by a student, or a student who is a victim of a sex offense committed by a visitor to the University has the option of pursuing charges against the alleged perpetrator of the offense under the relevant Code of Conduct.Victims of sex offenses are encouraged to report them to the appropriate law enforcement authorities and to meet with the University's Student Discipline Officer in the Dean of Students Office to discuss pursuing charges under the relevant policy.

A victim of a sex offense is permitted and encouraged to be accompanied at that meeting by a support person of their choice. Counselors from the Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center, Student Mental Health, UNM Police Department Victim Assistance Program, Women's Center and the District Attorney's Victim Impact Program are available to accompany and assist the victim of a sex offense throughout the University's disciplinary process.

Under the University's Student Grievance Procedure and Residence Life Disciplinary Policies, the alleged victim of a sex offense and the alleged perpetrator are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present as advisors during disciplinary proceedings. Both the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator will be informed of the final determination of a disciplinary proceeding with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed on the accused.

As described in The University's Student Grievance Procedure alleged victims in student disciplinary proceedings have rights which are protected throughout the discipline process.

These rights are:
1. The right to have a person of their choice accompany them throughout their participation in the discipline process.
2. The right to submit a victim impact statement to the hearing officer or committee.
3. The right to have past irrelevant behavior excluded from the hearing determination. Because of the serious nature of the action, victims of sexual or physical assault also have these additional rights:
4. With a recommendation from a licensed mental health counselor, victims may testify from another room as long as it does not infringe upon the accused student's right to confront and question witnesses.
5. The right to be notified in writing of the final determination and any sanctions imposed as a result of the discipline process once a confidentiality agreement is signed.
6. The right to be informed of options to notify law enforcement authorities on and off campus as to the incident and to be assisted in doing so by campus officials.
7. The right to be informed of the option for any available assistance in making reasonable changes in academic and on campus living situations.
8. The right to be notified of existing counseling, mental health or student services for victims of physical or sexual assault.

The specific procedures by which Student and Visitor Code of Conduct Violations are resolved can be found in the Student Grievance Procedure published in The University of New Mexico Pathfinder.

E. Santa Fe Graduate Center
Violations of the Student and Visitor Codes of Conduct at the Santa Fe Graduate Center are referred to the Dean of Students Office on Main Campus to be handled in the same manner as already described for Main Campus. Victims retain the same rights as those enumerated for the Main Campus. The phone number for Main Campus Dean of Students Office is 505-277-3361.

F. Taos Education Center
Violations of the Student and Visitor Codes of Conduct at the Taos Education Center are administered by the Student Services Office (505-758-2216). A person who is a victim of a sex offense committed by a student, or a student who is a victim of a sex offense committed by a visitor to the center has the option of pursuing charges against the perpetrator of the offense under the relevant Code of Conduct. Victims of sex offenses are encouraged to report them to the Taos Police Department (505 758-2216 or 911) and to the CASDV Office (505-758-8082). Information regarding pursuing charges under the Student or Visitor Code of Conduct may be obtained by contacting the Student Services Office (505-758-7667).

A victim of a sex offense is permitted and encouraged to be accompanied at meetings with University officials by a support person of their choice. This support person may accompany and assist the victim throughout the University's disciplinary process.Under the University's Student Grievance Procedure, the alleged victim of a sex offense and the alleged perpetrator are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present as advisors during disciplinary proceedings. Both the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator will be informed of the final determination of a disciplinary proceeding with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed on the accused.Victims in student disciplinary proceedings, and victims of sexual assault have the same rights that have been enumerated for the Main Campus.

The specific procedures by which Student and Visitor Code of Conduct violations are resolved can be found in the University of New Mexico Pathfinder.

IX. SANCTIONS
Under the University's Student Code of Conduct which applies to the main and all of the branch campuses and educational Centers, a student who commits a violation of this Code, including a sex offense, is subject to the following possible sanctions:

1. Verbal warning - means an oral reprimand.
2. Written warning - means a written reprimand.
3. Disciplinary probation - means the establishment of a time period during which further acts of misconduct may or will result in more severe disciplinary sanctions depending upon the conditions of the probation. Conditions of probation can include community service, attendance at workshops and/or seminars including but not limited to alcohol, drug or safety workshops and/or seminars, mandatory mental health evaluation and/or counseling or other educational sanctions.
4. Suspension - means losing student status for a period of time specified in the terms of the suspension. A suspension may commence immediately upon a finding of a violation or it may be deferred to a later time.
5. Expulsion - means losing student status for an indefinite period of time. Readmission may not be sought before the expiration of two years from the date of expulsion, and it is not guaranteed even after that time.
6. Dismissal - means termination of student employment, either for a stated time period or indefinitely.
7. Barred from campus - means being barred from all or designated portions of The University property or activities.

Students living in the residence halls are subject to the following possible sanctions for misconduct occurring in the residence halls:
1. Verbal warning - means an oral reprimand.
2. Written warning - means a written reprimand.
3. Specific probation - means the establishment of a time period during which specific acts of misconduct may or will result in more severe disciplinary sanctions depending upon the conditions of the probation. Conditions of probation can include community service, attendance at workshops and/or seminars including but not limited to alcohol, drug or safety workshops and/or seminars, mandatory mental health evaluation and/or counseling or other educational sanctions.
4. General probation - means the establishment of a time period during which any acts of misconduct may or will result in more severe disciplinary sanctions depending upon the conditions of the probation. Conditions of probation can include community service, attendance at workshops and/or seminars including but not limited to alcohol, drug or safety workshops and/or seminars, mandatory mental health evaluation and/or counseling or other educational sanctions.
5. Housing reassignment - means the transfer of the student from one dorm room to another or one residence hall to another.
6. Restricted from entry into specific residence halls, dining hall, commons building, etc.
7. Contract termination - means the termination of the housing contract either for a stated period of time or indefinitely. Students placed on residence hall probation or who have their contracts cancelled will have their conduct case sent to the Dean of Students Office for review/records purposes.

Students violating residence hall policies may also be referred to the Dean of Students Office for additional disciplinary review under the Student Code of Conduct.Under the University's Visitor Code of Conduct which applies to the main and all branch campuses and educational Centers, a visitor who commits a violation of this Code, including a sex offense, is subject to the following possible sanctions:

1. Verbal Warning - means an oral reprimand.
2. Written Warning - means a written reprimand.
3. Probation - means the establishment of a time period during which further acts of misconduct may or will result in more severe sanctions depending on the conditions of the probation.
4. Removal from campus means being physically escorted or forcibly removed to a location off property owned or controlled by The University, by University Police Officers or other University agents.
5. Barred from campus - means being barred from all or designated portions of University property or activities.
6. The sanctions of denial of admission, readmission or employment by the University.
7. Additionally or alternatively, any sanction applicable to a student under the Student Code of Conduct may be provisionally applied to a visitor, to be made effective should the visitor ever enroll or re-enroll at the University.

POLICY ON ILLEGAL DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Adopted by the President August 3, 1990
Revised September 11, 1992

This Policy on Illegal Drugs and Alcohol is adopted pursuant to federal laws and because of the commitment of The University of New Mexico to an environment for the pursuit of its educational mission free of drugs and the illegal use of alcohol. Drug and alcohol abuse on campus poses a serious threat to the health and welfare of faculty, staff and students; impairs work and academic performance; jeopardizes the safety and well-being of other employees, students and members of the general public; and conflicts with the responsibility of The University of New Mexico to foster a healthy atmosphere for the pursuit of education, research and service.


This policy covers all property owned, used, leased or controlled by The University of New Mexico, or any other site where official University business is being conducted. "Controlled substances" means those substances in Schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812, and implementing regulations, 21 CFR 1308.11-1308.15. Controlled substances include, but are not limited to, marijuana, cocaine (including "crack"), amphetamines, heroin, PCP, hallucinogens, and certain prescription drugs. Illegal uses of alcohol include, but are not limited to, serving, buying or drinking alcohol by a minor; assisting a minor or an intoxicated person to get alcohol; selling alcohol without a license and driving while under the influence. This policy is not intended to supersede or negate any existing policies on substance abuse, student or employee discipline, or any additional requirements imposed on The University of New Mexico or its students, faculty or staff by federal or state law.

I. Policy Statement

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of controlled substances or alcohol on UNM property or as part of any of its activities by any member of The University of New Mexico community faculty, staff or studentis strictly prohibited.As a condition of employment, all employees - faculty and staff - of The University of New Mexico shall abide by the terms of this policy. Violation of this policy shall result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. For more detailed information, faculty should refer to the Faculty Handbook and / or contact the Faculty Grants and Contracts Office. Staff may refer to the University Business Policies and Procedures Manual and/or contact the Human Resources Department.

As a condition of continued registration and enrollment, any student of The University of New Mexico shall abide by this policy. Violation of this policy shall result in disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion. For more detailed information, students should refer to the Student Code of Conduct and related policies printed in the UNM Pathfinder and/or contact the Dean of Students Office.

UNM's response to any violation of this policy may include, as a total or partial alternative to disciplinary action, a requirement that the employee or student participate satisfactorily in an approved substance abuse treatment or rehabilitation program as a condition of continued employment or registration /enrollment. Any employee engaged in the performance of work under a federal contract or grant is required, as a condition of employment, to notify his/her supervisor if he or she is convicted of a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the workplace within five days of such conviction. The supervisor shall notify the University Counsel's Office. Failure of the employee to notify the supervisor shall be grounds for disciplinary action.

In recognition of the dangers of substance abuse in the workplace, The University of New Mexico shall maintain alcohol and drug-free awareness programs to inform members of the University community about the issues and risks of substance abuse, and about counseling, and treatment resources. The University shall assign responsibility for such awareness programs to specific administrative entities, which shall be provided sufficient resources to develop and maintain the programs. As a matter of policy, any referral, treatment, awareness or primary prevention programs established by The University of New Mexico shall play no role in enforcing or instituting possible disciplinary action.

II. Legal Sanctions for the Unlawful Possession or Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

The penalties for even the most minor of violations of the Liquor Control Act can include fines of up to $300, confiscation of property and imprisonment for up to seven months. More serious violations carry greater penalties, with larger fines and longer imprisonment.Driving or using machinery after drinking or using drugs creates the risk that the user may injure or kill someone. This can result in homicide charges. License revocation and vehicle impoundment are also possible results of driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs. The minimum blood alcohol levels at which drivers' licenses are revoked in New Mexico are: .02% for those under 21 and.08% for those 21 and over. All drivers in New Mexico are presumed to be intoxicated at the .08% level.In drug-related cases a court can permanently suspend eligibility for federal benefits, including financial aid. A criminal record can seriously hurt educational and career opportunities.

Penalties for illegal drug use can include significant fines and imprisonment. Penalties for the illegal sale of drugs are greater, and may include property confiscation. Alternative penalties for illegal drug or alcohol use may also include mandatory community service. Violation of laws by a foreign national may result in deportation.

Details on federal and state sanctions for the unlawful possession or distribution of illegal drugs are contained in the Policy on Illegal Drugs and Alcohol that appears on page 52 of the 2002-2003 UNM Pathfinder.

III. Health Risks Associated with Use of Illicit Drugs and the Abuse of Alcohol

Excessive alcohol consumption and abuse of illicit drugs can lead to certain types of cancer, pathological changes in the liver, brain, heart and muscle which can lead to disability and death, addiction, birth defects, shortened life span, stomach ulcers phlebitis, varicose veins, and other health problems. Alcohol and drugs are also a major factor in homicides, assaults, rapes, suicide, family and date violence. Alcohol is significantly involved in all types of accidents- motor vehicle, home, industrial, and recreational. Unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are often associated with alcohol or other drug abuse, as well as relationship, academic or work problems.

For more information on the possible effects and health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol, contact the Student Health Center Health Education Program (277 7947) or the UNM Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (277-2795). Information on the possible effects and health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and controlled substances is also contained in the Policy on Illegal Drugs and Alcohol that appears on page 52 of the 2002-2003 UNM Pathfinder.

IV. Campus Resources for Substance Abuse Problems / Campus Resources for Faculty and Staff

If you are concerned about your own, an employee's or a colleague's alcohol or drug use, contact the CARS program. The intent of CARS is not to intrude into the private lives of University employees, but rather to provide services for those who choose to request help with their problems. Your contact with CARS is confidential within the limits of applicable law and ethical guidelines. Individual assessments, short-term counseling, consultation and referrals are available. CARS also offers presentations on a variety of topics, voluntary mediation services, group crisis intervention, and team building.

C.A.R.S. (Counseling, Assistance & Referral Service)
Phone 272-6868
University Hospital employees may contact C.A.R.S. directly (272-6868) or call Human Resources for information about available counseling & referral resources.
Phone: 272-0942

Campus Resources for Students
If you are concerned about a student's alcohol, tobacco or other drug use, contact the Wellness Center at the Student Health Center for consultation. Confidential consultations, individual assessments and education are available.

  • Student Health Center: 277-3136
  • Wellness Center: 277-1899
  • Health Education Program (Information on peer education groups)
    Phone: 277-7947
  • Student Counseling and Therapy Services (CATS)
    Student Health Center
    Phone: 277-4537

    Other Campus and Community Resources
  • AGORA Crisis Center:
    Phone: 277-3013
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (for intervention services and information on community treatment resources and recovery groups, e.g., AA, ACOA, Al-Anon, Rational Recovery, Women for Sobriety)
    Phone: 256-8300
  • UNM Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES)
    Phone: 272-2920
  • University Hospital Emergency Dept.
    Phone: 272-2411
  • UNM Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA)
    Treatment Division (Intake)
    Phone: 768-0114
    Research Division Phone: 768-0279
  • Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention
    Phone: 277-2795
  • UNM Department of Psychology Clinic
    Phone: 277-5164
  • UNM Employee Health Promotion Program
    Phone: 272-4460
  • UNM Employee Occupational Health Services
    Phone: 272-8043
  • UNM Mental Health Center, Crisis Unit
    Phone: 272-2800
  • UNM Women's Resource Center
    Phone: 277-3716

    PHONE NUMBERS TO CALL
  • UNM Police Department
    Emergency: 911
    Non-emergency: 277-2241
    TDD: 277-0888
  • Escort Service: 277-2241
  • Parking Services: 277-1938
  • Dean of Students: 277-3361
  • Student Health Center: 277-3136
  • Housing & Food Services: 277-4707
  • APD
    Non-Emergency: 242-COPS (2677)
    Information: 768-2020
  • Bernalillo County Sheriff
    Non-emergency: 768-4160



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