Regents' Policies


UNM_Policy_Office-L communicates important policy announcements (such as policy approvals, revisions, or campus review-and-comment periods).

UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-2069

Regents' Policy Manual - Maintenance of the Regents' Policy Manual

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996
Amended: 10-22-2021


This policy applies to all policies adopted by the Board of Regents.


Proposed Regents’ policies must be approved by the Regents by a majority vote before they may be put into effect. All new or revised policies adopted by the Regents shall be promptly published as additional or replacement pages of this Regents' Policy Manual. Upon approval by the Regents, policies are issued on the UNM Policy Office website, the official repository for the Regents’ Policy Manual.

Development of Policy

Members of the University community may propose new or revised Regents' policies by submitting them to the University President. The President will submit proposed policies, together with any appropriate background information and administrative recommendations, to the Board for consideration.

Publicity and Public Input

It is the intention of the Regents that proposed new policies and proposed revisions to existing policies will receive adequate publicity and discussion prior to their adoption. As set forth in RPM 1.3: Public Notice of Regents’ Meetings, public notice of proposed new policies and proposed revisions to existing policies should be included in BOR meeting agendas, made available at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting, and placed on the website. An opportunity for public input shall be provided at regular meetings during Board consideration of the policy agenda item in question, and via email at

Corrections to Policy

The Board of Regents gives narrow authority to the University Policy Officer to make minor changes to Regents’ Policies to correct departmental or other unit names, position titles, grammatical errors, typographical errors, stylistic inconsistencies, Uniform Resources Locator (URL) links, or references. 

Policy Archive

The UNM Policy Office maintains an archive of historic versions of Regents’ Policies that are available upon request.