NMMI is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for all employees and cadets that promotes respect, dignity, and equality.
NMMI is committed to create and preserve an educational environment free from sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion or national origin. In fulfilling its dual tasks of educating and providing public service, NMMI can, and shall, demonstrate leadership in eliminating discrimination and providing equal opportunities in employment and education.
NMMI, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; New Mexico Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Sections 28-22-1 to 28-22-5; NMSA 1978; and the New Mexico Human Rights Act, Sections 28-1-1 to 28-1-7, 28-1-7.2, 28-1-9 to 28-1-14, NMSA
AN OVERVIEW OF TITLE IX
Title IX applies to educational institutions that receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Title IX protects participants from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities. Title IX states:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
On the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed changes to the current Title IX regulations. The Department’s proposed Title IX regulations will be open for public comment for 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
These changes will most likely go into effect in 2023.
Below are resources for the current Title IX regulations.
- Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment (Unofficial Copy) PDF (6M)
- Title IX: Fact Sheet: Final Title IX Regulations PDF (209K)
- Title IX: U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule Overview PDF (553K)
- Title IX: Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule PDF (675K)
- Title IX: Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule and Comparison to the NPRM PDF (706K)
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
New Mexico Military Institute’s Title IX Coordinator (TIXC) is Katy Ross. The TIXC bears the responsibility of overseeing, coordinating, and ensuring investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct and sex discrimination are timely and equitable. Additionally, the TIXC oversees training of NMMI personnel, including faculty, staff, and cadets.
For any questions regarding Title IX or to report a violation, you may contact the TIXC below:
Phone: (575) 624-8045
Office: Lusk Hall 240
HOW TO REPORT
A complainant has many reporting options. See our Reporting Flow Chart.
One of the reporting options is anyone who seeks to make a complaint or report may contact the Title IX Coordinator. Or you may report using our Anonymous Tip Line:
FREQUENTLY USED TERMS
- Discrimination or harassment based upon one’s sex (gender)
- Unfair treatment, attitudes, or behaviors towards an individual based upon one’s sex
- Sexism, sexist attitudes, and sex stereotyping
- Gender-based bullying
- Derogatory or sexist remarks
- Gender discrimination in an activity, athletics, program, office, or classroom
- Unwanted sexual behavior, advances, or requests for favors
- Unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical sexual conduct
- Offensive, severe, and/or frequent remarks about a person’s sex
- Harassment of a sexual nature which interferes with an individual’s right to an education and participation in a program or activity
- Stalking or obscene phone calls, texts, emails, or gestures
- Sexually suggestive jokes, whistles, catcalls, or innuendos
- Inappropriate touching
- Sexual abuse or assault, battery or coercion
- Unwanted sexual contact that stops short of rape or completed rape
- Use of force or manipulation of unwanted sexual activity
- Physical acts where a person is incapable of giving consent or is against a person’s will
- Sexual assault, battery or coercion
- Attempted or completed rape
- Inappropriate touching
- Physical and/or aggressive sexual advances
- A situation of discriminatory or sexual nature that has occurred and created an adverse setting
- An intimidating or offensive environment that causes a person to be fearful
- A setting that denies, limits, or interferes with a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from a program, activity, or job
- Bullying, abusive or intimidating comments and actions
- Intimidating or offensive comments that alter the conditions of a person’s work, classroom, team, or program environment
- Continual offensive comments or surroundings of a discriminatory or sexual nature
For more information, see https://www.nmmi.edu/nmmi-policies/ NMMI Policies
TITLE IX TRAINING MATERIALS
The U.S. Department of Education released in May 2020 its Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which requires all materials used to train the school’s Title IX personnel.
See below link to training materials: