The University of New Mexico is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. The "Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action for Employees and Students" Policy 3100, UBP forbids unlawful discrimination based on sexual preference and other protected status. Therefore, the University must provide equal benefits to enrolled students with a domestic partner of the same gender. However, the University has determined that in the interests of fundamental fairness the definition of domestic partners will apply to all relationships akin to marriage, whether of the same gender or not. All University enrolled students who have a domestic partner as defined in Qualifying Criteria, herein shall be provided services and benefits on the same basis provided to legal spouses.
The University defines domestic partners as two (2) individuals who live together in a long-term relationship of indefinite duration. There must be an exclusive mutual commitment similar to that of marriage, in which the partners agree to be financially responsible for each other's welfare and share financial obligations.
Domestic partners and their dependents shall be granted all and the same services and benefits as those provided to married spouses and their dependents, except where expressly prohibited by law. All University policies that affect students, spouses, and their families also apply to students, domestic partners, and their families.
Students and spouses/domestic partners receive a discount. Please phone the gold course 505-277-4546 for exact rates. In order for the spouse/domestic partner to use the courses, they must have the student's current ID card. Hours courses may be used are : all day Monday through Thursday, after 1:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Students have free access to: Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Basketball Courts, Equipment Check-out. Spouses/domestic partners can purchase a pass and then the same benefits are available to them.
Spouses/domestic partners can join as an immediate family member. Must show proof of relationship and identification.
Spouses/domestic partners can purchase student insurance, but cannot use the Student Health Center. The Center will give them a list of clinics in Albuquerque. The student must carry the insurance in order for the spouse/domestic partner to be eligible.
Check with the Housing Collections Office at 505-277-2606 for Student Housing information.
To be recognized as domestic partners by the University of New Mexico, both individuals must meet all of the following criteria, sign an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership form, and submit any necessary documentation to the Dean of Students Office.
The University may require proof that those applying for status of domestic partnership meet the above requirements. Providing false information may result in disciplinary action, dismissal, and reimbursement of costs involved in providing benefit coverage.
The child of a domestic partnership qualifies as an eligible dependent.
Individuals granted domestic partnership status must report any change in status that terminates the relationship to the Dean of Students Office, within thirty (30) calendar days, by completing a Termination of Domestic Partnership form.