Safety Topic of the Month
Diversity on Campus
“Each of us defines all of us.”
We come together at UNM to work, grow, support, and gain
skills and knowledge. We come from many places, with different cultures,
backgrounds, interests, abilities and beliefs. Through celebrating our unique
qualities we inspire creativity, expression, connection, and pride, in ways
that will shape our future.
Being in a diverse community has its issues. We bring
students, staff, and faculty together from all over the nation, as well as
internationally. Differences need to be respected, yet we find these are
sometimes a cause of conflict. This month we will be discussing our UNM
community, celebrating our unique groups and members, while sharing our
concerns of unfair treatment, bias, and hate crimes.
What is a hate crime?
A hate crime is committed on the basis of the actual or
perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or gender of
For additional information and how to report a hate/bias
What is implicit
“Implicit bias” describes when we have attitudes towards
people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge.
Individuals can identify risk areas where our implicit
biases may affect our behaviors and judgments. Instituting specific procedures
of decision making and encouraging people to be mindful of the risks of
implicit bias can help us avoid acting according to biases that are contrary to
our conscious values and beliefs.
UNM offers a wide variety of courses on diversity through
UNM Division of Equity and Inclusion: http://diverse.unm.edu/common/documents/18-19-approved-courses.pdf
The University of New Mexico, as an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator, complies with all applicable
federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The
University of New Mexico is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all
persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color,
national origin, age, spousal affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, medical condition, disability, religion, pregnancy, genetic
information, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions. For more information, contact OEO.