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2014-2015  Student Handbook  Your guide to being a student at Western New Mexico University.
   Table of Contents Emergency Response Guide   4-7  History     8-9  Mission and Vision    10  Values 11 Accreditation 12...
Table of Contents Alcohol and other drugs    80-85  Equal Education and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy   86-87  Finan...
2014  QUICK REFERENCE Emergencies - 911 Campus Police     575.538.6231 Centennial RA-on-Duty     575.654.2867  EMERGENCY R...
    Shelter in most interior space available without doors windows.     Remain sheltered until notified that danger is ove...
       Do not attempt to diagnose or fight the fire.     Leave the area     Never allow the fire to come between you and a...
PROVIDE      Your name, nature of incident,     Location of incident, severity of injuries.     Administer first aid only ...
Our history The community of Silver City realized a long-time dream on February 11, 1893, when the Thirtieth Session of th...
Science Department. Today this building is the home of the WNMU Museum which was established in 1974. In the early 1920   ...
Mission WNMU engages and empowers learners in a multicultural, inclusive, and caring community of teaching, scholarship re...
Values Innovation Creativity  In every obstacle we see opportunities to provide practical solutions to problems, addressin...
Accreditation WNMU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools,  30 N. La Salle, Suite 2400, Ch...
A message from the President Dear Students, Welcome to Western New Mexico University  We are thrilled to have you as a mem...
   From the Dean   s Desk Dear Mustangs, On behalf of the Student Affairs staff, I look forward to personally welcoming yo...
Associated Students Hello Mustangs, As your Student Body President I would first like to give you a warm welcome to Wester...
QUICK REFERENCE Emergencies - 911 Campus Police     575.538.6231 Centennial RA-on-Duty     575.654.2867 Ritch RA-on-Duty  ...
   Senator  Marcos Villanueva, villanuevam1 wnmu.edu     Senator  Shaina Willie, shainawillie yahoo.com     Senator  Bridg...
   Admissions 1. Apply to WNMU online  www.wnmu.edu applytoday 2. Click Admissions Application. 3. Fill out 4. Report ACT ...
Housing  Meal Plan While you are at WNMU, you will need a roof over your head and food to eat. Students with less than 30 ...
Student Services Contacts and descriptions of offices and services.
Academic Affairs This office is responsible for the academic policies and regulations of Western New Mexico University, gr...
   Alumni Affairs Western New Mexico University Alumni Affairs is comprised of current and former students, graduates, sta...
More information as well as an expanded selection of items are available on www.wnmushop.com. Contact Person    Zack Serow...
   Campus Recreation Services provided are a broad spectrum of sports, recreation, and leisure activities for students, st...
waiting list may be in effect. For more information, please call Contact     Shannon Rivera  Location     Glaser Hall  Pho...
   Dining Services Students will find a wide range of menu choices including full hot meals, grill items, soup of the day,...
Disability Services Services for students with disabilities are provided through Student Health Services in the Juan Chaco...
   First Year Experience  FYE  Advises all new undergraduate students at WNMU and all undeclared sophomores, administers a...
Honors Program The WNMU Millennium III Honors Program serves students in all majors and minors with enriched cross-discipl...
   Housing and Residence Life Housing and Residence Life provides student   s access to 4 Residence Halls. Centennial Hall...
Lost and Found Individual buildings may have a lost and found service. Please check in the buildings you visited for lost ...
   Media Technology Video Communications is located at the back of Miller Library, on WNMU   s Silver City main campus. We...
New Student Orientation The New Student Orientation program is administered by the Office of the First Year Experience. It...
   Placement Testing The Office of the First Year Experience administers all standardized testing on campus. These tests i...
funding. Any student looking for the opportunity to increase their academic, social and community involvement can create a...
   Student Affairs The division of Student Services is responsible for the oversight of residence halls, student activitie...
Student Health Services Office hours  9 00 a.m. to 4 00 p.m., Monday through Friday WNMU Student Health Services are now o...
   immunizations, and Tb testing  please call 575-538-6014 for more information and cost . Up to five medical visits per s...
involvement can create an organization by contacting the Associated Students of Western New Mexico University Contact    E...
2014  QUICK REFERENCE Emergencies - 911 Campus Police     575.538.6231 Centennial RA-on-Duty     575.654.2867 Ritch RA-on-...
and the Student Conduct Board Chair. The Dean of Students shall approve members. B. Administrative Hearing Officer. A staf...
   ence, then it will be assumed that the student fully understands the university judicial process and his or her rights ...
accused violated the Code of Conduct. The Judicial Hearing Body will seek to reach consensus in adjudicating cases. In the...
and the original determination will stand. Appeals will not be heard or granted based solely on the student disagreement w...
Flowchart for the Student Conduct Review Process                  45
Student Code of Conduct
Western New Mexico University is an academic community. Students have the obligation to conduct themselves as mature and r...
   Standards for Community Behavior Any student found to have committed the following misconduct or to have violated any o...
officials. The amounts permitted are as follows  At any one time a student of legal drinking age in an authorized universi...
   CS 5.Possession of drug paraphernalia. Drug related paraphernalia that facilitates the use, consumption, and abuse of a...
current occupant or the authority of the University. CS 12. Unauthorized Use of Property of the University or of any Perso...
   gencies on university premises or at any university-sponsored activity is prohibited. CS 17. Possession, use, or displa...
as determined by a university officials, may necessitate our maintenance department cleaning the room or area. The student...
Sanctions for violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
Sanctions may be imposed singly or in combination on individuals. Policy violations are cumulative over the career of a st...
   Disciplinary   Final Disciplinary Probation. Disciplinary probation indicates that a subsequent violation s  may result...
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Policies and Procedures
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY AND PROCEDURES Academic integrity standards are established to provide a systematic process for ...
   matter within ten  10  working days following discovery of the violation during the semester or if at the end of the se...
member making the accusation. 1. Communicate with Faculty Member The student must communicate with the faculty member who ...
   1. Hear cases brought before the committee after following the above procedures 2. Make recommendations based on substa...
sent. If the hearing falls during a University holiday, break in the semesters, during the summer months, or when a quorum...
   C. A third finding of a violation of academic integrity will result in an Academic Integrity Suspension. Students may r...
Flowchart for Academic Integrity Review Process                  65
Student Academic Complaints
I. Scope. This policy applies to student complaints concerning  A. Assignment of Grades  or B. Professional conduct of an ...
   2. If the instructor is the department chairperson, within 10 working days of receiving the chairperson   s decision, t...
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Acceptable Use Policy Computing
Overview The intentions for publishing an Acceptable Use Policy are not to impose restrictions that are contrary to WNMU  ...
   1. While WNMU   s network administration desires to provide a reasonable level of privacy, users should be aware that t...
7. Employees and students must use extreme caution when opening e-mail attachments received from unknown senders, which ma...
   6. Revealing your account password to others or allowing use of your account by others. This includes family and other ...
Enforcement Any employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including ter...
Advising Policy A statement of advisee expectations.
As an educational consumer at Western New Mexico University, students have a right to the best possible advising and couns...
       Consult with the advisor at least once per semester, more often, when necessary      Make an appointment for advisi...
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Alcohol and other drugs
The Western New Mexico University Alcohol and Other Drug policy, like other standards of conduct applicable to the univers...
   Alcohol abuse interferes with psychological functions, causes interpersonal difficulties, and is involved in most cases...
    Make available to the campus population referrals to local treatment centers and counseling programs. The referrals wi...
   Save a Life Policy Effective August, 2014, in the event of possible alcohol poisoning, a person under 21 years of age c...
Recommended Guidelines for Alcohol and other drug violations The following examples of sanctions are merely offered as gui...
Equal Education and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Western New Mexico University is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunity regardless of sex, ma...
Financial Aid Policy
Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Undergraduate Students Purpose and Scope  Federal regulations mand...
Attempted Semester Credit  Rate Re-  Hours  Earned Semester Credit Hours must be more than or  quired  18 Credit Hours    ...
2. Quantitative  Maximum Time Frame Maximum Time Frame is measured by dividing the number of credit hours that the student...
   In the first example, the program of study requires 128 credit hours to graduate. Therefore, 192 credit hours would be ...
1. Following the first semester in which a student does not meet the standards of the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic ...
   total number of credits but did not bring his or her cumulative GPA up to a 2.0 and the term GPA is a 2.0 or better, th...
Consortium Agreements and the Financial Aid Satisfactory Aid Awards  Then WNMU has a Consortium Agreement with a participa...
Privacy Rights Policy  FERPA
The Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ensures that students have access to official records directly related to t...
   The university, at its discretion, may disclose any of these items without prior written consent, unless notified in wr...
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Hazing Policy
Western New Mexico University promotes a safe environment where students may reside on campus, participate in University s...
   i  Forcing, requiring or endorsing new members to violate University policies, organization association bylaws, team ru...
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Mental Health Policy on disruptive behavior or dangerous conduct.
Western New Mexico University is always concerned for the health and safety of all our students. When a student   s behavi...
Parking Policy
Each student that chooses to have a vehicle on campus must register said vehicle with Campus Police. A parking permit will...
   h. Failure to stop when instructed to do so by Western New Mexico University Police or university official. 4. All fine...
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Sexual Assault  Sexual Misconduct Policy
Sexual assault includes acts ranging from a stranger rape to emotional coercion for sex by someone the victim knows. Any n...
   Education programs designed to promote awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses are presented durin...
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Sexual Harrasment Policy Statement  Approved in Student Handbook 01 26 96  Revised 1999  May 2001
Western New Mexico University is committed to equal employment opportunity for its employees and equal educational opportu...
       teaching assistant and student      supervisor and employee      faculty member and faculty member      student and...
V. Retaliation is Prohibited. Retaliation against an employee or student who makes a complaint of sexual harassment, repor...
Smoking Policy
In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, faculty and staff, the university prohibits smoking in all cam...
Students with Disabilities Policy
The mission statement of Western New Mexico University affirms the university   s long-standing commitment to serve a dive...
   must be submitted. A summary should include information regarding the onset, longevity and severity of the symptoms, al...
mented to determine their acceptability. If the academic adjustments auxiliary aids are unacceptable, the Section 504 Coor...
Title IX Sexual Assault   Misconduct Procedures  student to student
First Report     First report may be to anyone on campus. Employees are required to report to the judicial officer and the...
   risk to the University community to warrant processing the complaint.  Meeting with Complainant 1. Outline options to c...
and the staff. The membership of the Board should be determined with sensitivity to gender balance, whenever possible.    ...
       The parties involved will not be allowed to personally question or cross-examine each other during the hearing. Pre...
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Title IX Sexual Assault   Misconduct Procedures  employee to student
First report     First report may be to anyone on campus. Employees are required to report to the Affirmative Action Equal...
   geographical limitation to invoking this policy, sexual misconduct that is alleged to have occurred at a significant di...
involved in the investigation will be informed of the University policy on retaliation.     Complaints of retaliation shou...
       The investigation will take place within 5 - 15 business days of the receipt of the complaint unless breaks or othe...
Sexual Assault Resources Report information  To whom can I report incidents of rape sexual assault or sexual misconduct  L...
Sexual Assault Report information  To whom can I report incidents of rape sexual assault or sexual misconduct  MEDICAL Dem...
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Trademark and Logo Policy
All materials printed or produced in the name of Western New Mexico University regarding programs and activities conducted...
Withdrawals from the university
A student may withdrawal from all courses from  6.25   of the class through  68.75   with grades of    W   . Example  for ...
Glossary of commonly used terms
Admissions -- the Office of Admissions and Recruitment is your    welcome mat    to WNMU. The services provided to the fir...
   an award letter by the student. The funds, however, have yet to be received by the university.     Payment Plan - inter...
    Satisfactory Academic Progress     Students must maintain progress toward completion of courses in order to continue t...
   Mustang Express     Web portal Office of the First Year Experience  FYE      advises all new undergraduate students at ...
or no cost. Textbooks are provided by their high schools for free, and they receive both high school and college credit.  ...
       Change of Schedule Form     form used by the Registrar   s Office to process adds, drops, audits or withdraws from ...
academic standing, and or awarded degree s . Student Affairs   Enrollment Management  SA EM  - directly responsible for th...
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