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Teresa Scholz

Message from the Vice President

New Mexico State University is a Hispanic-serving and a minority-serving institution – federal designations that reflect the makeup of our student population. An HSI is defined as a nonprofit, degree-granting postsecondary institution that enrolls at least 25 percent FTE (full-time equivalency) of undergraduate Latinx students. Systemwide, 64 percent of our undergraduate students are Hispanic/Latinx, and 73 percent of our undergraduate students are people of color. Additionally, HSIs enroll at least 50% of students who are qualify for needs-based title IV aid (e.g., federal Pell grants).

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Our Mission

Our Mission

The Office for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity centers community and inclusive excellence, in co-creating collaborative and cohesive partnerships systemwide to accomplish a socially just climate and sense of belonging for all Aggies and for our community partners.






American Indian Program

The American Indian Program offers services that help American Indian students succeed and achieve their post-secondary goals. We are committed to supporting students on both a personal and an academic level. The AIP nurtures student success by connecting students to on-campus resources and support services, which help students acclimate to NMSU’s diverse campus. The program provides students with guidance and academic advising, scholarship opportunities, employer recruiting visits, computer and social outlets, library resources, and referral to other campus resources designed to promote student success.








Black Programs

The mission of Black Programs is to unite students of African-American, Caribbean and African descent by increasing the awareness and appreciation of Black history through educational, cultural, social and academic programs. Our mission includes maintaining a vital support network to help students explore their chosen academic fields and succeed in completing their degree program. Black Programs gives the students the support and connections needed to help realize the full potential of each individual.








Chicano Programs

Chicano Programs supports students of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. However, for the purposes of our work, the word “Chicano” in the name of our office is intended to also include students who identify as Hispanic, Mexican-American, Latino, Puerto Rican, U.S. Cuban, etc.

We specialize in supporting first-generation and low-income college students in navigating the university environment. Chicano Programs at NMSU is a support service that promotes and empowers all student success through education, advocacy, and development of cultural literacy.








LGBT+ Programs

LGBT+ Programs is committed to the wellness and success of all students, faculty, and staff in their expression of gender and sexuality at NMSU. LGBT+ Programs provides advocacy, resources, education, and programming to the college community. We welcome all students to utilize our facility, which includes a computer lab, LGBT+ themed library, and lounge. LGBT+ Programs exists to meet the needs of our LGBT+ students and to welcome and encourage the expression and success of all NMSU students. We strive to help the campus community develop policies and strategies to meet the needs of our diverse students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is to promote inclusion and diversity at NMSU.



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Open Positions

Our faculty and staff are vital to our success. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. We invite you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career and apply today.

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Diversity Council

The NMSU System Diversity Council is a standing advisory body to the Chancellor of NMSU that is authorized to examine structural issues and policies to provide advice to the NMSU Chancellor relating to discrimination, diversity, and inclusion throughout the NMSU system.

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NMSU Rankings

Explore why New Mexico State University is consistently ranked among the nation's top university. A land-grant institution that excels in teaching, research and public service, NMSU searches for innovation in classrooms, laboratories and throughout our communities. We deliver solutions for the future and create change.

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HSI Designation

NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. For a second consecutive year, NMSU received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

MSI Designation

NMSU is also classified as a minority-serving institution. MSIs are institutions of higher education that serve minority populations. They are unique both in their missions and in their day-to-day operations.