The University of New Mexico is working to create a safe environment for all members of the UNM community. As part of this ongoing initiative, UNM now mandates that all students receive in-person, interactive training called “The Grey Area.”

This training will provide students with the tools and knowhow to engage in consensual and healthy relationships. It will also provide information regarding how to report potential sexual misconduct during their college experience and resources available to those experiencing such misconduct.

On October 17, 2016, the University of New Mexico entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to refine UNM’s policies regarding sexual harassment on campus, which includes sexual misconduct such as assault.

As a part of the agreement, UNM is providing MANDATORY sexual misconduct prevention training to all UNM Students.

What Is "The Grey Area"?

The training module, entitled, “THE GREY AREA,” is an in-person and interactive training that is approximately 1.5 hrs in length. It is required of all UNM students, including all branch campus, HSC, and Law students currently enrolled at UNM.

Students must complete the in-person training in order to maintain enrollment eligibility for future semesters. Beginning Spring 2018, continuing students will be required to compete online training annually while new students will still be required to complete the in-person sessions.

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June Training Dates

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 12:00PM in PMSSSC, Room D*

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:00PM in PMSSSC, Room B*

July Training Dates

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:00PM in PMSSSC, Room D*

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:00PM in PMSSSC, Room B*


*Klauer Campus, Padre Martinez Hall Building, Student Support and Services Center

Register for a Training Session using the form below

Please call the Student Services Department at (575) 737-6215 if you have any questions on the location of the building or room, or if you need directions.

Location of UNM-Taos Klauer Campus

Location of Rio Grande Hall

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Report a Title IX Concern  

Title IX Coordinator

Heather Cowan
Phone: (505) 277-5251

Responsibilities of Title IX Coordinators are to coordinate the institution’s efforts to comply with its obligations under Title IX and the Title IX regulations including:

  • Notification and Education
  • Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition
  • Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance
  • Reporting to senior leadership on an annual or semi-annual basis
  • The design, oversight, distribution and implementation of Title IX policies within the University
  • Development and implementation of institution-wide educational programs and Title IX training availability
  • Development of accessible support materials setting forth relevant resources
  • Coordination with on and off campus law enforcement
  • Ongoing process of reviewing and identifying patterns of discrimination and systemic problems and the development of measures to address
  • Preparation of Title IX reports
  • Ability to demonstrate institutional commitment to compliance

The Title IX coordinator is also responsible for the oversight and management of all Title IX complaints within the University, including:

  • Grievance initiation and processing
  • Interim measures (where appropriate)
  • Documentation and notice
  • Non-retaliation

For more information and a list of available resources, please visit LoboRESPECT.