Employee Assistance Program

“Transforming Lives Through Self-Discovery”

Outside photoThis web page will provide you with a quick reference guide regarding the services available to you through the NMSU EAP. EAP is a confidential counseling and referral service available to all NMSU faculty and staff. We hope you find this site helpful. Please contact us directly if you have questions about the NMSU EAP.

Darío Silva, M.Div., Ph.D., EAP Director

We provide confidential counseling for faculty and staff experiencing personal and work related issues affecting their job performance. Faculty and staff experiencing issues with alcohol or drug abuse are encouraged to contact us. A faculty and staff’s spouse or significant other are also eligible for services. There is no cost for counseling.

We provide consultation for department heads and supervisors concerning identification and intervention of faculty and staff experiencing personal or work related issues affecting job performance. EAP professional staff are available for educational seminars pertaining to general well-being, leadership, and work related issues.




"Aggie CHAPS"

New Mexico State University is the State’s land-grant university, whose mission is to purposefully serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population. We who work, live, study, teach, conduct research, conduct business, or participate in New Mexico State University are Aggie members of this educationally minded community. As Aggies we believe in the transformative power of education and we agree to promote and protect a learning and working environment that values and supports every individual’s right to be treated fairly, respectfully and professionally. In order to be true to this belief, Aggie member of this community aspire to accept the responsibility of pursuing and practicing the following core “Habits of Mind and Heart”:


Lead by taking the high road. Inspire by doing the right, intelligent, moral, and ethical action. Speak truthfully and with integrity.


Shed light through knowledge and understanding. Work to accomplish meaningful actions that models and inspires others to do their best.


In a gracious and friendly manner be mindful and respectful of other’s differences. Be thoughtful and keep a sense of what is right, proper and decent when being with family, friends, and work colleagues. Think graciously and act with compassion and love.


Use your gifts and talents to your full potential and encourage others towards the same goal.  Work to create healthy environments in the places where you live, work, and play.


Dedicate yourself to a journey of stewardship. Endeavor to build communities that foster each person’s emotional and physical wellness by cultivating a leadership of service.