About Us

The Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color (PNMGC) is a student program that is working to build community among historically underrepresented students at the University of New Mexico.  PNMGC was founded during the 2002-03 academic year by a group of UNM graduate students of color who recognized the need for an organization that could provide them with various forms of academic, cultural, and leadership support.  Currently, PNMGC works with both undergraduate and graduate students to help them succeed and grow while at UNM. Our programming includes undergraduate outreach initiatives, leadership workshops and retreats, monthly social gatherings, academic research presentation opportunities, and our annual Faculty of Color Awards.  

"PNMGC membership is open to all UNM students and we welcome participation from the wider New Mexico community."  

Our Mission:

“Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color (PNMGC) is a student-led program working to retain students of color through ongoing peer mentoring that provides academic, social, cultural and emotional support.”

Our Vision:

"Academic success through peer mentoring among socially and culturally diverse student communities on campus."