Campus Violence

Date Originally Issued: 07-15-1998
Revised: 08-23-1999, 01-01-2001, 05-10-2017

Also see: Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual - Policy 2210: Campus Violence

Authorized by RPM 3.1 ("Responsibilities of the President")

The University of New Mexico is committed to providing an environment that is free from violence. Acts or threatened acts of violence will not be tolerated. Anyone engaging in such conduct will be subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal from employment, expulsion from the University, or banishment from campus, and may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties.   This policy applies to all members of the campus community, including employees, students, and visitors.

It applies to the conduct of University employees while functioning in the course and scope of employment whether on or off-campus and to off-duty violent behavior that adversely impacts employees’ ability to perform their job responsibilities.

It applies to students, whose conduct is subject to the Student Code of Conduct.  Acts of violence by students committed off-campus may be subject to disciplinary action by UNM if the Dean of Students Office determines that the health, safety, or welfare of the University community is endangered.

It applies to visitors, whose conduct is subject to the Visitor Code of Conduct.