Suggested Syllabi Language

UNM encourages all faculty and TAs to include a Title IX statement in their syllabi informing students of their reporting obligations as outlined in University Administrative Policy (UAP) 2740. Below are three examples you may adopt for your syllabi.

Syllabus Option 1:

In an effort to meet obligations under Title IX, UNM faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Assistants are considered “Responsible Employees” by the University of New Mexico and requires that any report of gender discrimination that includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexual violence made to a faculty member, TA, or GA must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the Office of Compliance, Ethics and Equal Opportunity ( For more information on the campus policy regarding sexual misconduct, refer to UAP 2740.

Syllabus Option 2 (from FacultySAFE UNM):

Title IX prohibitions on sex discrimination include various forms of sexual misconduct, such as sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. Current UNM policy designates instructors as required reporters, which means that if I am notified (outside of classroom activities) about any Title IX violations, I must report this information to the Title IX Coordinator. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted and would like to receive support, there are numerous anonymous routes available to you. For example, you can contact the Women’s Resource Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center, Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), LoboRESPECT, the Vassar House or the Learning Environment Office (LEO). LoboRESPECT can be contacted online at or on their crisis line, available 24 hours, (505) 277-2911 and online at You can receive non-confidential support and learn more about Title IX through the Title IX Coordinator at (505) 277-5251 and Reports to law enforcement can be made to UNM Police Department at (505) 277-2241.

Syllabus Option 3:

UNM does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of any other legally protected category. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNM’s Office of Compliance, Ethics and Equal Opportunity at or at (505) 277-5251.