Domestic Partnerships

The LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center, a division of the Dean of Students Office, handles the processing of Domestic Partnership paperwork. For further details about the necessary requirements, or to file for Domestic Partnership, please visit the Domestic Partnership page on the LoboRESPECT website. 

Domestic partners and their dependents shall be granted 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.
Benefits provided for students by the University of New Mexico:

Golf Course: Students and spouses/domestic partners receive a discount, provided they have the student’s current ID card. Please call the golf course at 505-277-4546 for exact rates.

Recreational Services: Students have free access to the: swimming pool, weight room, basketball courts, and equipment check-out. Spouses/domestic partners can purchase a pass for the same benefits.

Student Health Center: If a student carries insurance, their spouses/domestic partners can also purchase student insurance, which does not include the Student Health Center. The Center can provide a list of clinics in Albuquerque.

New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union: Spouses/domestic partners can join as an immediate family member, but must show proof of relationship and identification.

Residence Life & Student Housing: Freshman Residency Requirement exception.

Click here for more information about the qualifying criteria for domestic partnerships, qualifying as a dependent of domestic partnerships, and termination of domestic partnership.

If you meet the domestic partnership criteria, download and fill out the application by clicking here.