Campus Conduct

Enrollment at UNM-Valencia signifies that a student recognizes the authority of the branch college in governing student actions in relation to the college. The student agrees to abide by policies and regulations of the college as well as federal, state, and local government laws.

Student grievance procedures are detailed in the Appendices of this catalog. The UNM-Valencia Student Code of Conduct is identical to that of UNM-Main, which is stated in the UNM-Valencia catalog. Some of the more relevant and frequently inquired upon policies and procedures are summarized below.

Dishonesty in Academic Matters

Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in academic and professional matters. The university reserves the right to take disciplinary action, including dismissal, against any student who is found responsible for academic dishonesty. Any student who has been judged to have engaged in academic dishonesty in course work may receive a reduced or failing grade for the work in question and/or for the course.

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; hindering the academic work of other students; and misrepresenting academic or professional qualifications within or outside the University.

Computer Crime

UNM-Valencia adheres to the UNM Ethics Code and Policy for Computer Use. The use of computer facilities is considered a privilege. Legal computer use is protected by punishing those who engage in illegal computer activity.

Under the state Computer Crimes Act, a person who intentionally and without authorization accesses, alters, damages, copies, or destroys any computer system or data stored within is subject to criminal prosecution on charges ranging from misdemeanor to third degree felony. Such conduct also can lead to suspension or dismissal.

Dangerous Substances

Carrying, possessing, or storing dangerous substances or materials on campus is prohibited. UNM-Valencia is a drug and alcohol-free campus.

Weapons and Firearms

Carrying, possessing, or storing weapons and/or firearms on campus is prohibited. Exceptions to this policy are law enforcement officers authorized by state law to carry firearms.

Law Violations

Law violations by anyone on campus are handled by appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Food and Beverages

Drinking and eating are prohibited in all classrooms, studios, and labs.


UNM-Valencia is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is prohibited everywhere on campus except in designated areas.