The University of New Mexico provides sexual assault prevention training that is in-person and includes bystander intervention. Their definition of sexual assault only includes intercourse and they also provide additional definitions for non-consensual oral sex and sexual contact/battery. They have an affirmative consent policy, but their definition of affirmative consent does not match EROC’s definition. The university does not explicitly forbid retaliation against survivors and does not provide a definition of retaliation.
The investigation and adjudication process at the University of New Mexico is unclear. The Office of Equal Opportunity investigates and determines responsibility for the accused. The university does not specify whether a panel or a single individual makes this determination. If the OEO makes a finding of responsibility, they will refer the matter to the Dean of Students Office to make a decision on sanctions. The student conduct committee votes on sanctions. It is unclear whether decisions are made by majority vote or whether they must be unanimous. The The University of New Mexico does not provide a sanctioning code and does not publicize the number of cases and sanctions. Both parties are allowed to have an attorney present and mediation is explicitly forbidden in cases of sexual violence. Office of the President makes decisions on appeals. The university does not provide a timeline for the investigation and does not specify that investigators are trauma informed.
The University of New Mexico provides accommodations to survivors outside of the investigation and adjudication process. There is a student health center where emergency contraception is available. However, the student health center does not have a sexual assault center and the university refers survivors to a different organization in order to have an evidentiary exam performed. The University of Mexico has an advocacy center on-campus and provides information and resources on local resources and rape crisis centers. The university does not say that campus police are trauma informed, only that specially trained officers will respond to and investigate sex crimes cases.
March 1, 2017
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