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New Mexico State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1780 E University Ave
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
(575) 646-0111
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School Information
"New Mexico State University sits on a 900-acre campus and enrolls more than 14,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries. NMSU is a NASA Space-Grant College and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, NMSU serves a multi-cultural population of students and community members across the state at five campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, cooperative extension offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. Plus, distance education programs give students maximum flexibility." The university offers over 170 undergraduate majors. (Source: (Source:
General Information
New Mexico State University has not yet implemented university-wide measures in support of anti-racism. However, as part of its Research and Creativity Week, the university hosted Christine Sleeter, whose work focuses on multicultural education and anti-racism. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU “hosted a series of training workshops for our faculty and staff on various issues relating to diversity.”
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • NMSU has a federal designation to be classified as a minority-serving institution (MSI) of higher education that serves minority populations.
  • University, as part of its Research and Creativity Week, will host Christine Sleeter, whose work focuses on multicultural education and anti-racism.
  • On January 28, 2022, the University Chancellor participated in a town hall meeting sponsored by NMSU Black Student Association and NMSU Black Programs to discuss the Black Education Act and “strategies for sustainable equity” to fill in the gaps in services to Black students.
  • NMSU provides a database of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources on Racial Equity, Anti-Racist Literature, Race-Based Trauma, and Racial Healing.
  • The Office for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at NMSU is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive community focused on racial justice.
  • The NMSU Diversity Council is an advisory body to the Chancellor of NMSU that examines issues and policies relating to diversity, inclusion and racial equity across the campus.
  • The Office of Institutional Equity at NMSU is committed to providing an inclusive and racially equitable campus community through reporting, accommodations, and trainings.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU provides a register of all the Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives that have been taken by the different departments at the university.
  • NMSU dedicates resources to instruct its faculty and staff on creating a Statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • The ACES Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) Initiative at NMSU is focused on strategic activities to “promote equity, inclusion, and diversity throughout the college’s academic departments.”
  • On February 22, 2023, the university hosted a workshop on Sharpening our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens.
Symbolic Actions
  • Following the George Floyd verdict, the university issued a statement on Diversity and Inclusion highlighting college and departmental initiatives toward anti-racism.
  • NMSU received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award by Insight into Diversity magazine.
Last updated November 8th, 2023
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