ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three years after the U.S. Department of Justice reached an agreement with the University of New Mexico to deal with sexual assault and harassment on campus by the university, the department said it was ending its oversight of the agreement. UNM President Garnett Stokes announced the developments at the Regent`s Council meeting on Tuesday morning. In a statement, she said UNM met all the requirements of the 2016 agreement, which included training teachers, staff and students in preventing sexual misconduct at the university. During the meeting of the Regent`s Council, it was announced that MISSION HAD complied with the requirements of the DOJ agreement and that the revision had been completed. “We cannot be a strong university if we do not tackle sexual misconduct effectively, completely and in time,” said UNM President Garnett S. Stokes. “During my tenure, full compliance with this agreement was a top priority for UNM.
We have regained the trust of the Department of Justice and will continue to monitor it, but we will continue to encourage positive behaviour and promote a safe and respectful culture. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – At the opening of the Meeting of the Regent`s Council of the University of New Mexico on Tuesday morning, UNM President Garnett Stokes announced that the U.S. Department of Justice would release the university from its agreement. The Department of Justice today reached an agreement with the University of New Mexico (UNM) to ensure that UNM responds quickly and effectively to allegations of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, involving students. The agreement corrects the diss breathtaking findings that UNM did not comply with Title IX of the 1972 education amendments and Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The University of New Mexico fulfilled the terms of a 2016 agreement with the Department of Justice to improve the management of sexual violence on campus, which was to end three years of oversight by the Justice Department. The monitoring followed an investigation that found that the university did not provide the proper procedures to prevent or respond to sexual harassment and assault when it was reported. “We are very committed to civil rights enforcement, and sexual assault and sexual harassment are civil rights issues,” said U.S. Attorney General Damon P. Martinez of the District of New Mexico. “Students have the right to live and learn in a safe educational environment, and this agreement is the basis on which UNM will build to ensure that this right is both recognized and respected.” THE MINV cooperated fully with the Division`s investigation and developed an agreement to ensure public accountability and the prompt and effective implementation of corrective action. “We can`t be a strong university if we don`t tackle sexual misconduct effectively, completely and in time,” Garnett S.
Stokes, the university`s president, said Tuesday in an email to the campus. “In good faith, the University has complied with all the requirements of the Agreement and has maintained timely compliance over the past three years. On Tuesday, at a meeting of the Council of Regents, university of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes announced that the university had met the requirements of its three-year contract with the DOJ. These requirements included training staff, teachers and students in sexual misconduct and prevention. The university says the hard work was worth it. “Since the beginning of the agreement, full and effective compliance with all requirements and obligations has been an important priority for the university`s management,” said former UNM Compliance Officer Libby Washburn. “By building new strategies, training and surveillance and accountability systems, the United Nations is firmly committed to remedying sexual misconduct, fulfilling all commitments set out in the agreement and implementing additional measures that are not necessary in the agreement.” The university reached the agreement following a DOJ study that