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What is the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center?

The LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center opened in Fall 2015 as a part of the LoboRESPECT Initiative. The LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center provides a safe and welcoming environment and serves as a confidential/anonymous reporting location for students to receive support and advocacy services for a number of areas. The LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center is committed to helping students understand and navigate UNM’s structure and assist in resolving issues they may encounter at the university. We provide personal advocacy from start to finish with a single point of entry for students to come for information, assistance and support. We serve the UNM community by providing resources and education in an effort to promote student success.


Our Vision:

The LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center will provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to receive support and advocacy services in the aftermath of any form of crisis including, but not limited to, sexual assault/misconduct, hazing and hate/bias related incidents.


Our Mission:

The LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center focuses on promoting student success by providing advocacy, navigation and support to students and the UNM community.


Our Objectives:

In addition to our advocacy efforts, the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center also provides absence notifications, domestic partnership privileges, military and semester withdrawals, student death notices and tuition refund appeals. Finally, the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center can assist parents, faculty and staff in their efforts to support students here at UNM.

  • We are a confidential/anonymous reporting location
  • We offer education training through workshops and peer educators
  • Our student group provides outreach and awareness

Our services range from providing information and guidance on various petition and appeal processes, university and community resources, and a 24 hour hotline. 

24/7 Hour Hotline


The hotline is available to report or inquire about available resources.

Confidential Reporting

  • Sexual Violence/Misconduct
  • Bullying
  • Hazing
  • Hate/Bias


  • Sexual Assault/Violence Awareness
  • Active Bystander Intervention
  • Consent
  • Peer Educator Program

Lobo Food Pantry

Every month, students have the opportunity to receive free groceries through the Lobo Food Pantry program, donated by the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.


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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 for more information about Title IX.