Accommodations (Disability)

New Mexico State University is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified university employees and applicants for positions in accordance with state and federal laws. Qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe benefits, and other aspects of employment. University employees covered under NMSU policy are regular faculty and staff as well as all student employees. NMSU Administrative Rules and Procedures, Rule 3.40, Process for Disability Accommodation. 

NMSU also provides reasonable accommodation for temporary impairments, such as those that may result from pregnancy. The accommodation process begins when an employee (or applicant) communicates the need for accommodation. The completion of the Petition for Accommodation Form facilitates the initiation of the accommodation process.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Pursuant to Chancellor Arvizu's memo, dated April 18, 2022, the Office of Institutional Equity will no longer review any requests for COVID-19 vaccine exemptions/accommodation. This includes any religious or medical request for accommodation/exemption as a result of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Details regarding obtaining a medical or religious exemption will be announced in the next few weeks. Look for further communication from the NMSU NOW Team outlining the process. For further information, please direct all questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate to