New Mexico Association of Student Affairs Professionals

MSC 05 3410
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
229

Phone: 505-277-0952
Fax: 505-277-6099

Sanctuary Campuses

FAQs and Resources

Common Components of Sanctuary Campuses

  • “Rebecca Shreiber, an American Studies professor, said that UNM isn’t the only institution seeking sanctuary campus status. Far from it, in fact, as nearly 120 other colleges across the country have submitted similar petitions to their administrations.” “30 colleges have achieved the status, meaning they have adopted policies that protect their undocumented students.” “Frank is one of 400 university presidents nationwide that have signed a letter supporting the continuation of DACA, a mark of support in itself for UNM’s undocumented students.” http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2016/12/5-immigrant-petition-part-2
  • http://standingwithourstudents.org/sanctuary-campus-faqs 

College Name

Sanctuary Campus Adopted Policies Y/N

 

The University of New Mexico

No

“30 colleges have achieved the status, meaning they have adopted policies that protect their undocumented students. Whether that happens at UNM remains to be seen…” http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2016/12/5-immigrant-petition-part-2

NM Institute of Mining and Technology

?

 

NM State University

No

“New Mexico State officials in Las Cruces recently said they would not name NMSU a sanctuary campus.” http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2016/12/5-immigrant-petition-part-2

http://krqe.com/2016/12/03/new-mexico-state-universitys-president-says-campus-will-not-become-sanctuary-campus/

Doña Ana Community College

No

Doña Ana is petitioning their president/chancellor to be a sanctuary campus. http://standingwithourstudents.org/sanctuary-campus-faqs

Eastern NM University

No

Eastern New Mexico University officials also said they are not considering sanctuary proposals. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-sanctuary-campuses-immigrants-20161203-story.html

NM Highlands University

No

NM Highlands University started a petition asking the school to declare itself a sanctuary campus. http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/advocates-rally-in-support-of-city-s-sanctuary-status/article_75832f1e-4c49-553e-bef4-635945eef2a1.html

Northern NM College

Yes, unofficially

Northern’s Faculty Senate passed a resolution, at its November meeting, declaring the school a sanctuary campus. A sanctuary, in the strictest meaning, signifies an institution’s unwillingness to help federal authorities identify undocumented students. However, Faculty Senate President David Torres said the resolution is symbolic and doesn’t carry much weight without approval from Northern’s Board of Regents.

http://www.riograndesun.com/news/education/northern-faculty-proposes-sanctuary-campus/article_56c35b22-f463-11e6-93c7-db1149c75b4b.html

Western NM University

No

Message from the President: DACA students

https://wnmu.edu/message-from-the-president-daca-students/

Central NM Community College

No

CNM is petitioning their president/chancellor to be a sanctuary campus. http://standingwithourstudents.org/sanctuary-campus-faqs

Clovis Community College

?

 

Mesalands Community College

?

 

NM Junior College

?

 

San Juan College

?

 

Santa Fe Community College

Yes, unofficially

“Santa Fe Community College administration approved the adopting of such a status last week.” http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2016/12/5-immigrant-petition-part-2

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/sfcc-declared-a-sanctuary-campus-for-immigrants/article_cb2a01c6-52d4-55d7-b888-f6d4a16b0ecc.html

Luna Community College

?