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 6.5: Political Activity by Employees

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996


This policy applies to all employees (faculty and staff) of the University.


All University employees are citizens and, like other citizens, are free to engage in political activities so far as they are able to do so consistent with their obligations to the University, and in accordance with applicable law.

In order to ensure its autonomy and integrity, the University shall not be an instrument of partisan political action. The expression of political opinions and viewpoints will be those of the individual and not of the University as an institution.

Under state law, employees of the University may not serve as members of the New Mexico Legislature.


The President shall adopt administrative policies and procedures to implement this policy.


UBPPM Policy 3735; NMSA 1978, §§ 2-1-3 and 2-1-4.
Faculty Handbook [1990 edition], Political Activities of UNM Faculty, C-7 and C-8, approved by the Faculty and the Board of Regents in 1970.