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Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct and Assault Response Team (SMART)

UNM and community partners have developed a victim centered and victim controlled process to help you. You can choose which services you want to use. Please click the link above for information and resources for individuals affected by sexual misconduct. 

Call 911 if You Are in Immediate Danger!

First Steps to Consider:

  • Get to a safe place
  • Preserve all physical evidence of the assault, even if you are unsure whether you want to report the crime.
    • Don't shower or wash clothing
    • Save all text messages, emails, social media postings (taking screenshots can be helpful) or anything else that might relate to the assault, or that might be helpful later in reconstructing a timeline of events. 
    • Write down the names of people who might have seen you immediately before or after, as it’s easy to forget names or locations. 
    • Even if you do not want to participate in the investigative process now, you might later change your mind, so it’s helpful to preserve as much information as possible.
  • Obtain a forensic exam
    •  UNMPD can provide transportation-even if you do not want to file a police report!
  • Go to a nearby hospital or medical center for medical attention
  • Call a trusted friend, family member or someone else who can provide emotional support. 
  • Contact a resource center to help you navigate your options
  • Contact a University Survivor Advocate

For help 24 hours a day, contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center | (505) 277-2911

 

Getting Medical Attention:

  • Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
    • Off Campus. Located at 625 Silver Ave SW
    • 505.884.SANE (7263) (24-hr dispatch)
    • 24-hour free medical and forensic exams by trained nurses; emergency contraception; treatment for sexually transmitted infection; evidence collection; forensic photography; follow-up services.UNMPD can provide transportation-even if you do not want to file a police report! SANE may be able to collect evidence within 5 days of an assault.
 

Access Counseling/Advocacy Services:

    • Off Campus. Located at 9741 Candelaria NE

    • 505.266.7711 (24-hr hotline)

    • 505.266.7712 (Counseling) 

    • Provide Victim Advocates, free counseling, and a 24 hour hotline. An advocate can meet you for a SANE exam and attend meetings or hearings with you.

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Under Title IX, sexual violence is a severe form of sexual harassment. Sexual violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at the University of New Mexico. Sexual violence may be committed by a stranger, an acquaintance or someone with whom the victim is involved in an intimate or sexual relationship. Victims of sexual violence are encouraged to report what happened to law enforcement and seek assistance from any of the resources, on and off campus, listed in this publication. 

Please contact UNM's Title IX Coordinator, Heather Cowan, at hbcowan@unm.edu for more information about Title IX.