UNM Los Alamos



ADA Compliance and Reasonable Accommodation

The University of New Mexico—Los Alamos is committed to the recognition and the proactive pursuit of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The University makes reasonable accommodation for religious observances, national origin practices of a student and to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified student, unless such accommodations have the end result of fundamentally altering a program or service or placing an undue hardship on the operation of the University. For UNM’s complete policy on Academic Adjustments for Students with disabilities, click here.


To provide assistance and support to students with verified disabilities in order to provide equal access to educational programs and opportunities. Accessibility Resources is also committed to providing information and support to faculty and staff about best practices in supporting students with disabilities and maintaining compliance with ADA Law.

Information for Students

  • Accommodations are not automatic. Individuals seeking accommodations must initiate the process, including documentation, through the Academic Student Success Manager (ASSM).
  • Professors (Faculty) cannot establish accommodations for students in any individual class, all accommodations letters must go to the faculty member from the ASSM.
  • Your active communication with the ASSM and your professor provides an opportunity for success and helps us support you more effectively.
  • Students must provide a copy of their schedule to the ASSM every semester in order to have their letters go to their professors.
  • Accommodations are tailored to the individual student.
  • Some accommodations such as text conversions can take significant time, please plan ahead and schedule your meeting with the ASSM several weeks before the beginning of the semester.

Qualified students with disabilities should contact Student Services to schedule their personal appointment and for information regarding accommodations in the academic and/or employment setting. (505) 662–5919.

Information for Faculty

If you have questions or concerns about a student or their accommodations, or you need support in implementing those accommodations, please contact the Academic Student Success Manger, at 663-3406 or tjgallegos@unm.edu. For more information, please see ADA Faculty Tip Sheet.

Employee Accommodations

UNM-LA employees who require accommodations may contact their supervisor and the Academic Student Success Manager for support in implementing accommodations for you on campus.

Equal Educational Opportunity

The University of New Mexico is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and forbids unlawful discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual preference, ancestry, or medical condition. Equal educational opportunities include admission, recruitment, academic endeavors, extracurricular programs and activities, housing, health and insurance services and athletics. In keeping with this policy of equal educational opportunity, the University is committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment. 



If you believe you have been discriminated against and/or harassed on the basis of your race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual preference, ancestry or medical condition, you should contact the Academic Student Success Manager who serves as the Coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability) and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded programs). The Academic Student Success Manger can be reached at (505.661.4692. You can also access information on the OEO web site at http://oeodm.od.nih.gov/.

For information about accommodations related to Title IX, contact the Academic Student Success Manger.


It is the policy of the institution to prevent and eliminate forms of unlawful harassment in employment and educational settings. The University prohibits harassment of employees by supervisors or coworkers and harassment of students on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual preference, ancestry, medical condition or other protected status. The University makes special efforts to eliminate both overt and subtle forms of sexual harassment.  Reports can be made directly to the Title IX coordinator or through LoboRespect Advocacy Office.