The University of New Mexico is a diverse campus and many of our students are feeling afraid and unsafe.
We will need time to process and address our feelings. UNM is not alone in this, across the nation and around the world communities are struggling.
As we take a moment to reflect, we remind ourselves that we are Lobos, and hold each other with respect, and support one another. We protect our pack.
We are grateful for the committed UNM community, where dedicated staff and faculty are coming together to support students and one another. The following link http://goto.unm.edu/q03jx provides a listing of resources available on our campus today as we continue to work toward building an inclusive campus where differences are honored.
Now, more than ever, we must continue the difficult conversations, find our voices, listen conscientiously to different viewpoints, and find a way to move forward together, united by our commitment toward compassion and respect for each other. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has not changed and continues to drive us.
We issue a reminder that any incidents of hate or bias against any members of our community, are against our values as a university and our respectful campus policy. If you experience or witness any acts of hate or bias, we urge you to report them at the Office for Equal Opportunity, the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center or via the on-line form http://goto.unm.edu/zom9p.
Students are also encouraged to download LoboGuardian, a technology-driven app designed to increase user safety through real-time interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends and family, which connects the user with the UNM Police Department with the touch of a button. The UNM PD also offers safety escort services to anyone needing a safety escort from an on-campus location to another on-campus location 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call 277-2241 for more information.
We must continue to work together, collaborate and find common ground despite our differences to ensure that our country and university remain a place where we can all learn, live and thrive. Over the next few weeks, we will engage in a series of activities to encourage all Lobos to be respectful and kind to one another.
UNM will continue to strive for inclusive excellence and firmly believes that what makes us different, makes us strong – LOBO STRONG.
If you need support, please reach out. We are providing a range of resources and sharing messages from other campus leaders below.
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