The UNM Student Grievance Procedure is intended to provide procedures for the resolution of disputes between students and faculty or staff of the University, as well as procedures for handling student disciplinary matters. The following categories of disputes or disciplinary matters are provided for in the sections indicated. Any question about these procedures should be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students.
1. Academic Disputes
Disputes arising within the academic process shall follow the procedures set forth in Article 2, unless they involve allegations of academic dishonesty (handled under Article 3).
2. Disciplinary Matters
Disciplinary proceedings brought against students, other than allegations of academic dishonesty, shall be handled under the procedures set forth in Articles 4 and 5.
3. Academic Record Disputes
Students seeking retroactive withdrawal, enrollment, or disenrollment or for other academic record changes, shall follow the procedures set forth in Article 8.
4. Law School and Health Science Center.
Disputes involving students of the Schools of Law or Medicine shall be handled under these procedures as modified in Article 9.
5. Branch Colleges
Student grievances or disciplinary matters arising on the branch colleges shall be handled under the Student Grievance Procedures and Student Disciplinary Procedures in effect on those campuses.
6. Discrimination Disputes
Grievances alleging discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual preference, ancestry or medical condition should be directed to the UNM Office of Equal Opportunity.
7. Other Matters Not Included Under These Procedures
Reasonable deviations from these procedures by UNM will not invalidate a decision or proceeding unless significant prejudice results.
This Procedure may also be used to handle violations of the Visitor Code of Conduct by visitors to the campus who are not students, faculty, staff or Regents. For such cases, references to "students" in this Procedure shall be taken to refer to "visitor" and references to "Code of Conduct" or "Student Code of Conduct" shall be taken to refer to the "Visitor Code of Conduct."