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Sexual Assault

University of New Mexico Sexual Assault Policy

Definition of Sex Offenses

Sex Offense - Forcible 
A. Forcible rape - The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
B. Forcible sodomy - Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity. 
C. Sexual assault with an object - The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
D. Forcible fondling - The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sex Offense - Non-forcible 
Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
A. Incest - Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
B. Statutory Rape - Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

For more information on these and other campus policies please visit the please visit the UNM Pathfinder - UNM Student Handbook

 Resources: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico The Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico (RCCCNM) provides emotional support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and abuse throughout Central New Mexico, and serves as a community resource on issues regarding prevention and awareness of sexual assault and abuse. 505-266-7712
24-Hour Hotline 505-266-7711 

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) is committed to meeting the needs of the sexual assault victim by providing immediate, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and comprehensive forensic evaluation and treatment by trained, professional nurse experts. Emergency Dispatch (505) 884-7263 Administration (505) 883-8720.

 Resources: University of New Mexico

The WRC offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals. Phone (505) 277-3716

Campus Police/Security Escort Service If you are concerned about your safety leaving campus there are campus police security aides available. This service is provided on a first come first serve basis and waiting for campus police to arrive may be required. The area the escort service covers is: Student Family Housing, main, and south UNM campus. The caller must specify the pick-up location. Arrangements can be made with the UNM Child Care Center for the child to be ready upon the arrival of the parent. (505) 277-2241

Counseling and Therapy Services (CATS) provides UNM students with individual and occasional group counseling. Phone (505) 277-4537

Counseling, Assistance & Referral Services (CARS) provide a confidential and accessible setting for faculty and staff to freely discuss concerns that affect their personal lives or job performance.

UNM Student Health Center - Phone (505) 277-3136

UNM Hospitals - Phone (505) 272-2111

 Resources: National

RAINN Rape Abuse & Incest National Network 

National Sexual Assault Hotline 24-hour confidential 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

National Organization for Women (NOW) and violence against women. Information on "Together We Can Stop the Violence" and the Violence Against Women Act 

The Network/La Red Ending abuse in lesbian, bisexual women's and transgender communities. Acabando con el abuso en comunidades de lesbianas, de mujeres bisexuales y de gente transgénero.

Violence Against Women Act 

Links are for information only. The WRC does not constitute 
endorsement or accuracy of the information.


Updated June 5, 2012