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What HB 151 Does
  • Prevents sexual assault

  • Teaches college students consent

  • Creates training for staff

  • Maintains 52 year old Title IX protections

  • Provides resources to survivors

  • Makes campuses safer

  • Increases public safety

This bill is about transforming campus cultures to end sexual violence!


  • Requires trauma-informed policies and responses by post-secondary educational institutions that receive state funds.

  • Creates partnerships between Universities and local rape crisis centers to provide survivors with free access to counseling, medical, and legal services.

  • Protects survivors and bystanders from punishment if the school’s student code of conduct was broken at or near the incidence of sexual violence.


  • Working to ensuring all parties feel safe, supported, and empowered.

  • Creating an environment conscious of the different cultural, historical, and gender perspectives impacting how students react.

  • Policies that are inclusive of the impacts of trauma and its affects on a person's physical, emotional, or psychological response.

campus survivors
need support now!

NM is one of the top 10 states in the nation for rates of sexual assaults.[1]


of undergraduate women


of undergraduate



of trans, genderqueer, gender non conforming college students

have been sexually assaulted[2]

Hazing and sexual violence create campus cultures of silence and fear which destroy the lives and futures of NM students.


We need a long term investment in transforming campus cultures to support survivors and prevent violence before it happens!

[1] FBI, Crime in the United States, by Region, Geographic Division, and State (2017–2018)

[2] Cantor, et. al. Association of American Universities, Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct (2020).


HB151 Does Not
  • Create new crimes

  • Suppress victim reporting

  • Prevent reporting to law enforcement

  • Interfere with existing protection

  • Undermine the 52 year old Title IX process
  • Create liability

This bill is about changing campus culture and ensuring survivors are supported at all stages.

HB 151 is endorsed by

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women Logo
Equality New Mexico Logo
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Logo
Together For Brothers Logo
Southwest Womens Law Center Logo
Girls Inc. of Santa Fe
Every Voice Logo
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
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