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Risk Prevention/Social Responsibility

There are many resources on campus that inform about sexual assault and can help in a situation where sexual assault has occurred.

  • UNM’s Sexual Assault Response Team was created to quickly respond to cases of sexual violence, while providing services to all parties involved. They are tcommitted to maintaining a campus environment that is free from sexual harassment.
  • The Women’s Resource Center informs the community about sexual assault, provides services to prevent sexual violence, and can get those who have been affected by sexual assault the help that they need.
  • The Sexual Assault Policy for can be found here.

To make a stand against sexual violence, the fraternity and sorority community at UNM is a proud campus partner of Lobo RESPECT- Respond. Educate. Support. Prevent. Empower. Consent. Train.

For more information on LoboRESPECT, visit the site.

Fraternities and sororities at UNM aim to create a safer community for men and women by stepping up and making a difference. Individually, all of our organizations have taken it upon themselves to educate their members above and beyond campus expectations. The Greek community continues to explore future programs and works to open discussion about sexual assault and other important topics.

UNM Fraternity and Sorority members take pride in being part of a community in which all members treat each other with respect. Activities that detract from the goal of fostering the personal and intellectual development of our students have no place in our community or campus. Hazing, in any form, by any student in the process of joining an organization poses a serious threat to the health and safety of our students and will not be tolerated.

What is Hazing?

The University of New Mexico prohibits hazing activities as requirements for acceptance, advancement, membership or continued measure of good standing in formal/informal student groups, clubs or athletic teams.

Hazing Defined

Hazing is any intentional or unintentional, knowing or reckless act, public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, directed against a student(s) by one person acting alone or by more than one person, occurring on or off university premises that would endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging or associating with, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, seeking and/or maintaining membership in any organization whose membership consists of students. Consent and/or acquiescence by a student(s) subjected to hazing is not a reasonable defense in a disciplinary proceeding. The University of New Mexico recognizes that there are three forms of hazing based on the level of degree.

Subtle Hazing

Behaviors that emphasize a power imbalance between a student(s) by one person acting alone or by more than one person and other members of an organization/team either recognized or unrecognized. Termed “Subtle Hazing” because these types of hazing are often taken-for-granted or accepted as “harmless” or meaningless. Subtle Hazing typically involves activities or attitudes that breach reasonable standards of mutual respect and place a new student(s) on the receiving end of ridicule, embarrassment, and/or humiliation tactics. (Some types of Subtle Hazing may also be considered Harassment Hazing).

Learn more about hazing and the prevention of hazing here.

Responsibility

Sororities and fraternities are held to high standards by their international organizations, their advisors, and the institution. Each organization receives chapter specific and campus based training to prepare members to be responsible and behave in a manner that reflects their values. Trainings are completed via workshops, presentations, national conferences, online modules, and more.

Reporting Incidents and Concerns

The safety and wellness of students is our priority and the priority of all of our organizations. If you hear of or perceive an incident of hazing, sexual assault, alcohol abuse, injury, injustice and bias, as well as a person threatening suicide, please report them to our office as soon as possible, or see the resources below.

Hazing

  • UNM Police Department - 277.2241
  • National Hazing Hotline - 1.888.668.4293
  • Dean Of Students Office - 277.3361
  • Student Activities Center - 277.4706

Suicide Prevention

  • Agora Crisis Center (24 hour) - 277.3013
  • Counseling and Referral Services (CARS) - 272.6868
  • Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) - 277.3136

Sexual Assault (anonymous reporting sites)

  • Sexual Assault nurse examiner (SANE) - 505.884.7263
  • Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) - 277.3136
  • Women’s Resource Center - 277.3716

Other reporting sites for Sexual Assault

  • UNM Police Department
  • Dean of Students Office - 277.3361
  • Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) - 277.5251
  • LGBTQ Resource Center - 277.5428
  • Student Activities Center - 277.4706

Alcohol Abuse

  • Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP)
  • Alcohol Treatment @ UNM - 277.5165
  • Dean Of Students Office - 277.3361
  • UNM Police Department - 277.2241
  • Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) - 277.3136

Injury

  • UNM Police Department - 277.2241
  • Dean Of Students Office - 277.3361
  • Student Activities Center - 277.4706

Injustice and Bias

  • Office of Equal Opportunity - 277.5251
  • Dean of Students - 277.3361
  • Student Activities Center - 277.4706

Other Resources:

  • Hazingprevention.org- a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing in student organizations
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (collegedrinkingprevention.gov) - A one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking
  • UNM Sexual Assault Response Team (SART.unm.edu ) - SART, or Sexual Assault Response Team, is part of the university's overall efforts to reduce sexual violence on campus

Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. 

The University of New Mexico has many polices that are informed by Title IX.

Kappa Sigma Fraternity is not currently a recognized fraternity at the University of New Mexico. Their national headquarters no longer recognizes them as a chapter.

No other Chapters are currently under probation or sanctions for violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the Fraternity and Sorority Risk Management Policy, or other university policies.