Information About The Office of Equal Opportunity

The Office of Equal Opportunity envisions the University of New Mexico as a community where the value of diversity is recognized and where equal opportunity is afforded for all.

The mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity is to promote equal access and treatment for all and to promote an environment free of discrimination and inequity in accordance with University values and policies and with federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action statutes and regulations.

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  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Phone: (505) 277-5251 Fax: (505) 277-1356
  • Email: oeounm@unm.edu
  • Address:
    Office of Equal Opportunity
    MSC05 3150
    609 Buena Vista Dr NE
    1 University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  • Parking is available directly behind the OEO building in C Lot off of Las Lomas and North Redondo
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Notice of Non-Discrimination: The University of New Mexico, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of New Mexico is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, spousal affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, disability, religion, pregnancy, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Office of Equal Opportunity whose Director serves as the 504/ADA Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator.

What is Discrimination?

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 The University of New Mexico, the following are considered protected classes:

  • Age
  • 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
  • Any Other Protected Class