Date Originally Issued: 08-09-1988
Revised: 10-26-1994, 05-21-2014
Authorized RPM 2.5 (“Sexual Harassment”)
Process Owner: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity
The University is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students and employees can learn and work together in an atmosphere that enhances productivity and draws on the diversity of its members and is free from all forms of disrespectful conduct, harassment, exploitation, or intimidation, including sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination. The purpose of this policy is to guide University officials to take whatever action may be needed to prevent, correct, and, when necessary, to discipline behavior which violates this policy. In fulfilling the dual tasks of educating and providing public service, the University can, and shall, demonstrate leadership in eliminating sexual harassment and preventing its recurrence. Sexual harassment subverts the mission of the University and threatens the careers of students and employees. It is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and the New Mexico Human Rights Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 28-1-1 to 28-1-7, 28-1-7.2, 28-1-9 to 28-1-14.