News and Updates


The University is currently creating a process for vaccine exemption requests. When the process is ready, it will be made public to the entire University community via the Bringing Back the Pack website. We encourage you to continue to check the regular messaging that comes from the President, Provost, and Human Resources for important updates. CEEO will work with those who need an accommodation beyond the vaccine exemption. Students who need an accommodation based on a disability and/or a serious medical condition should contact the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) for assistance.


2021 Annual Campus Safety Report:
UNM published the annual Security and Fire Safety Report on October 1, 2021. The report includes crime statistics and information about UNM policies and programs related to safety and law enforcement. You can access the report by clicking here.

Mandatory Reporting Reference Guide:
Click here to view the reference guide on the University of New Mexico's mandatory reporting policies and procedures.

Click here to read more about how UNM is continuing to operate and serve the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures for On Campus Vendors
Click here to read more about safety protocols and procedures that UNM has put in place to continue operations safety.

President's Task Force on Ethics and Integrity Report:
The University of New Mexico Task Force on Institutional Ethics and Integrity Report

May 8, 2020

Department of Justice Agreement:
The University of New Mexico-DOJ Agreement
Final Progress Report

October 16, 2016 to October 15, 2019 Clery Report:
UNM published the annual Security and Fire Safety Report on October 1, 2019. The report includes crime statistics and information about UNM policies and programs related to safety and law enforcement. You can access the report at

Investigative Training:
Attorney Norman C. Bay conducted an intensive internal investigator training seminar for staff on the UNM campus on August 30th, 2019. The training provided a comprehensive review of how to conduct internal investigations and also included mock role playing to enable practical application of the skills needed to conduct investigations.

What is Compliance?

The University of New Mexico is committed to the highest standards of integrity, controls, risk management and ethics in pursuit of its mission of engaging students, faculty and staff in its comprehensive educational, research and service programs.

The Main Campus Compliance Program is administered by the Chief Compliance Officer. To guarantee independence, the Chief Compliance Officer reports functionally to the UNM Board of Regents and administratively to the President. This dual reporting requirement allows the Compliance Program to be free from interference and empowered to obtain the information needed to perform the work.

UNM Regents Policy 
The guiding principles serve to direct and guide ethical conduct. 
Regents' Policy Manual - Section 2.18: Guiding Principles

2021 Compliance Week Contest

Conflict of Interest by elected officials, judges and other high-profile individuals are more common in the news. But did you know that employees of UNM must also avoid Conflicts of Interest?

Conflict of Interest is an important concept for those who work at UNM. A Conflict of Interest occurs when you are in a position to derive personal benefit from actions or decisions made in the capacity of a UNM employee. A decision or opportunity you made as a UNM employee should always seek to benefit the mission of UNM, and not any one person’s individual interests or finances.

As part of National Compliance week, the Office of Compliance, Ethics & Equal Opportunity (CEEO) is conducting a contest for the best quote, meme, image, or logo that best explains what Conflict of Interest looks like on a university campus, or how we can best can recognize or prevent such a conflict.

CEEO will appoint a three-judge independent panel to select the winners. All students, staff, and faculty from all of UNM’s campuses are encouraged to submit an entry. There will be first, second and third place prizes!

Entry Guidelines

  • Theme for submission is Conflict of Interest within a University setting
  • Deadline for submission: Friday, November 12 by 11:59 pm MST
  • Submit your entry to CEEO
  • Submissions should be no larger than 6x5 inches
  • Text-based submissions are limited to 200 characters
  • Submission content should follow University policies
  • One submission per person
  • Winning submissions may be subject to University branding standards
  • Winners will be announced on Friday, November 19
Submit Entry