Administrative Rules and Procedures (ARP)

The Administrative Rules and Procedures (“ARP”) is the collection of NMSU system operational policies, which includes rules and procedures duly adopted through the formal process authorized by the Board of Regents in Policy 1.10, Regents Policy Manual (“RPM”).  This process includes development, vetting by stakeholders and the university community, review, and decision by the President to approve or disapprove.  

The ARP’s purpose is to set and communicate the operational policies by which the Regents’ overarching policies are to be implemented, in furtherance of the efficient and effective management of the institution, and consistent with principles of shared governance.  The policies set forth in this ARP constitute NMSU policy, provided such policies are consistent with the RPM.  In the event of any inconsistency, the provisions of the RPM are controlling.  The “NMSU System”, includes all campuses and offices, faculty, staff, and students, unless otherwise indicated.  

In addition to the ARP, additional regulations related to matters uniquely within the jurisdiction of the issuing unit are authorized (Other Regulations).  A listing of links to those additional regulations can be found on the University General Counsel (UGC) Web site.  In the event of any inconsistency between any of the Other Regulations and the RPM or the ARP, the terms of the RPM and ARP are controlling.


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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

New Mexico State University, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, or protected veteran status in its programs and activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, 1130 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575-646-3635;

NMSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request an accommodation, please contact Student Accessibility Services, Corbett Center Student Union, Room 2008, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575-646-6840 or or the Office of Institutional Equity, O’Loughlin House, 1130 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575-646-3635 or One week advance notice is appreciated. To request this document in an alternate form, please contact the NMSU General Counsel at the Office of University General Counsel, or 575-646-2446.