Regents' Policies


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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 - Section 4.1: Student Government

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996
Amended: 12-12-1996
Amended: 06-09-1998


This policy applies to all students at the University of New Mexico.


The Board of Regents recognizes the importance of student government and authorize students to provide for their own self-government in aspects of student affairs in accordance with Regents' policies and student government constitutions approved by the Regents. The student government organizations authorized by the Board of Regents are the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM), representing undergraduate students of the main campus, the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), representing graduate and professional students of the main campus, the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus Student Government, and the Los Alamos Branch Campus Student Government. The constitutions of each of these organizations and any proposed amendments as provided for in their constitutions are subject to approval and modification by the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents will intervene in student government only in unusual circumstances or to ensure compliance with the law.

The by-laws, law books, election rules and other regulations of these organizations shall be subject to review and approval by the University Counsel as to form and consistency with applicable law and regulations.


Constitutions of ASUNM and GPSA, respectively, published annually in the Pathfinder.