Skip to main content

Survivor Advocacy

Contact the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center at 505-277-2911 or at loborespect@unm.edu for information about Survivor Advocacy

A University Advocate for survivors of sexual misconduct

  • will treat survivor with respect, dignity, and sensitivity throughout the process as you seek services from a university advocate
  • will consider all facts you share with them when providing you with appropriate resources and information
  • seek to help survivors with a client-centered approach
  • work in confidential/anonymous reporting locations
  • provide advocacy after an event has occurred and the student would like to remain confidential
  • provides advocacy before, during, and after an investigation
  • explains university policy including supportive measures and safety measures
  • connects survivor to campus and community resources
  • helps to explain university vs. criminal procedures
  • informs how to recognize and report retaliation for their involvement in the investigation

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.