Policies which describe the rights, privileges and responsibilities of students and visitors at the University of New Mexico. Included are:
Upon receiving notice that you have allegedly committed a violation, you must schedule an appointment with the Dean of Students Office by the timeframe given to you in your notification. At your meeting with the Student Discipline Officer, you will have the opportunity to discuss the charges with the Student Discipline Officer, who will determine whether the situation warrants a hearing. Should a hearing be deemed necessary, you have the option of an informal hearing or a formal hearing before the Student Discipline Officer.
Verbal and written warnings cannot be appealed. Conduct probation, suspension, expulsion, and barring from campus may be appealed. Appeals must be made in writing to the Dean of Students or the appropriate University Official, within five days of the decision of the Student Discipline Officer. Appeals may be made by completing the appeals form at the Dean of Students Office or received in your written notification of your disciplinary findings. The decision of the Dean of Students may be appealed within five days of the decision to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Appeals of decisions regarding academic dishonesty made by the Student Discipline Officer or Student Conduct Committee are made to the Provost or designee rather than the Dean of Students.
If you are found responsible one or more of the following sanctions may be imposed: Verbal Warning, Written Warning, Conduct Probation, Suspension, Expulsion, Dismissal from Student Employment, Expulsion from Campus, Payment of Damages, Community Service and/or other appropriate educational sanctions.
Yes. You have the right to have an advisor of your choosing present at all hearings or meetings with University officials or Committees concerning your case.
The advisor serves to help the party charged prepare to answer questions that may be asked at a hearing, helps prepare questions to ask witnesses, insures that the party charged understands the hearing process and that their rights are upheld. The advisor does not serve to represent the charged party by speaking for the charged party or directly questioning witnesses.
A tape recording is made of formal hearings before the Student Discipline Officer.
Disciplinary records, including correspondence and official records, are maintained in the Dean of Students Office under guidelines published in the UNM Pathfinder.
The prospect of criminal charges does not preclude the possibility of a hearing on charges under the Student Code of Conduct or Visitor Code of Conduct. However, a student may ask for deferment of the administrative hearing, due to the pending legal or civil charges. This may be granted provided the student accepts and interim probationary or suspension status.
Yes. Students at the University of New Mexico are responsible for certain actions committed off campus. The Student Code of Conduct published in the UNM Pathfinder, identifies the criteria used to determine when off campus conduct is subject to disciplinary action.
You may contact the Dean of Students Office at 277-3361 in room 280 of the University Advisement and Enrichment Center for more information, of if you would like to request this publication in an alternate format.