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Greetings Lobo Nation! Welcome to the website for the Division of Equity and Inclusion.

Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia. The original peoples of New Mexico – Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache – since time immemorial, have deep connections to the land and have made significant contributions to the broader community statewide. We honor the land itself and those who remain stewards of this land throughout the generations and also acknowledge our committed relationship to Indigenous peoples. We gratefully recognize our history.*

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* Official UNM Land Acknowledgement  

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Coronavirus

 

The Division for Equity and Inclusion and its many university partners are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation as well as developing additional resources for our community.

Please reference the document, Equity and Inclusion at UNM During COVID-19 for guidance to assist campus decision makers, faculty, administrators, students and staff on providing supportive, positive and inclusive campus climates during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

COVID 19 RESOURCES


The Division for Equity and Inclusion is in a period of limited operations March 16-April 10.

Please cover your cough, wash your hands, and maintain social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

All DEI staff is working remotely through Friday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We invite you to contact us at diverse@unm.edu

COUNTERING STIGMA AMID COVID-19 RESPONSE 

As the coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, acts of racism and xenophobia have been reported towards certain groups – including microaggressions, workplace discrimination, business avoidance, harassment, threats and physical assaults.

The Centers for Disease Control indicates that “communicators and public health officials can help counter stigma during the COVID-19 response “ (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community.guidance-ihe-response.html) by doing the following:

  •  Maintain privacy and confidentiality of those seeking healthcare and those who may be part of any contact investigation

  • Quickly communicate the risk or lack of risk from associations with products, people, and places.

  • Raise awareness about COVID-19 without increasing fear.

  • Share accurate information about how the virus spreads.

  • Speak out against negative behaviors, including negative statements on social media about groups of people, or exclusion of people who pose no risk from regular activities.

  • Be cautious about images that are shared. Make sure they don’t reinforce stereotypes.

  • Engage with stigmatized groups in person and through media channels including news media and social media.

  • Thank healthcare workers and responders. People who have traveled to areas where COVID-19 outbreak is happening to help have performeda valuable service to everyone by helping make sure this disease does not spread further.

  • Share the need for social support for people who have returned from China or are worried about friends or relatives in the affected region.

 

** Please note that the 2020 Diversity Summit scheduled for April 23-24 at UNM-Gallup has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. **

 

Campus Climate Events

At the University of New Mexico and in the Division for Equity and Inclusion, we strive to make our campus a place where our students are free to explore their passions and pursuits, and where discourse and debate are valued. In recent times the need to support our students, staff and faculty is even more critical.

Our Division, through our departments including the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Men of Color Initiative, often team up with the Division for Student Affairs and other partners to host events and provide resources centered on fostering an inclusive campus climate.

Campus Climate is defined as “the current attitudes, behaviors and standards of faculty, staff, administrators and students concerning the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potentials” by Susan Rankin, Pennsylvania State University Professor.

Our goal is to shape the experiences and perceptions of all individuals on campus, including all underrepresented groups – with regard to diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture to help create a more inclusive campus.

Below is a listing of all upcoming campus climate themed events:

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