NMT 2022-2023

Dear Students,

Welcome to New Mexico Tech! You are part of an exceptional student body, all of whom share the challenging and rewarding goal of becoming a NMT graduate. It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is an integral part of your educational experience. It is our goal to create and deliver innovative programs and outstanding services, we work to enhance the academic experience and help you achieve success. Tech is a place where we strive for excellence in everything we do. As part of the Tech family, we encourage you to test your boundaries and strive to be the best you can be.

New Mexico Tech prides itself on being the place where international community of scholars help guide the future. Your opportunities to learn and interact with faculty, staff and fellow students go far beyond the classroom. The collective wisdom and experience of our faculty and staff is a valuable resource and one that we encourage you to engage. 

I encourage you to take full advantage of programs, events, and resources that Student Life has to offer. You are part of a rigorous academic community that encourages you to work and play hard. Outside the classroom you can participate in one of the many professional, special interest, athletic, intramural and recreational sports opportunities at Tech. By living on campus, exploring new interests, building relationships, honing leadership skills, and accepting greater responsibilities, you can discover who you are and prepare yourself to take on the challenges ahead. This is where you can develop your leadership qualities and further refine your interpersonal skills and talents.

The Division of Student Life works to build an enriching and engaging campus experience. At the center of our focus is you, every single Miner has the ability to contribute to making New Mexico Tech a special place for our students and our community. 

You’ve Got This, and We’ve Got You!

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Dr. David Greene

Vice President of Student Life

& Chief Diversity Officer



New Mexico Tech Mission Statement

New Mexico Tech serves the state and beyond through education, research, and service, focused in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Engaged faculty, educate a diverse student body in rigorous and collaborative programs, preparing scientists and engineers for the future. Our innovative and interdisciplinary research expands the reach of humanity's knowledge and capabilities. Researchers, faculty, and students work together to solve real world problems. Our economic development and technology transfer benefit the economy of the state and create opportunities for success. We serve the public through applied research, professional development, and teacher education, benefitting the people of New Mexico.

New Mexico Tech Vision Statement

New Mexico Tech aspires to be a preeminent community of scholars dedicated to research, education, and innovation – advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We will drive innovation and education through transdisciplinary collaborations.

Institutional Values


Groundbreaking transdisciplinary research that generates knowledge and innovative design for science and engineering and solves challenging and complex problems, driven by a relentless commitment and focus by faculty, students, and research staff.


Maintaining the highest standards of academic and professional ethics, fairness, and honesty in all endeavors, and being responsible members of the NMT community.


Creativity is integral to all our teaching, research, and business processes and is driven by curiosity, adaptability, and resourcefulness, requiring imagination, vision, risk-taking, and diligence.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning skills are developed through a rigorous curriculum, a challenging educational experience with a foundation of critical thinking and problem solving, invigorating research and significant professional development that prepares students, faculty, and staff for continuing individual and career growth.


Excellence High-quality education and research drives excellence in all aspects of our mission.

Economic Prosperity and Technological Development

STEM education, research, technical assistance, and technology transfer are drivers of economic prosperity and technological development in the state, nation, and the world; continuous faculty, researcher, and staffprofessional development programs and outreach initiatives for underrepresented communities to pursue STEM careers are hallmarks for the future.

Integrated Planning and Decision Making

Openness, fairness, collaboration, and stakeholder input in university operations are driven by accurate and reliable data made available to the campus community.

Collegiality and Collaboration

Positive energy, performance, and support from a collegial and collaborative environment, contributes to the advancement of our students, our colleagues, and our institution.

Equal Opportunity Policy

New Mexico Tech is committed to the policy that all persons shall have access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap or serious medical condition, spousal affiliation, or gender identity, as required by the New Mexico Human Rights Act, Title VI and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1866, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Age in Employment Discrimination Act of 1990, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1975, Immigration Reform and Control Act, or by other applicable laws and regulations.

Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to:

Randy Saavedra, Director, Affirmative Action
Brown Hall 20D
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
Telephone 575.835.5005
E‐mail: Randy.Saavedra@nmt.edu.


The purpose of this document is to publish current policies and procedures for students at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) and to provide general information about student services on campus. This document provides students with the University’s expectations and regulations governing academic honesty, research integrity, and general student conduct at New Mexico Tech, but the contents within are not exhaustive.  A comprehensive list of all New Mexico Tech’s Policies can also be found online at http://www.nmt.edu/policies.

This document is generally updated at least once annually. Questions and suggestions are welcomed and may be emailed to studenthandbook@nmt.edu