Diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action
Diversity and inclusion
UAF has been challenged to develop new initiatives that celebrate our diverse community and provide critical programs and services that ensure UAF is an open, caring and supportive institution. Below are some resources on improving diversity and inclusion at UAF.
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AA/EO)
UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.
As a state entity, there are legal requirements the university must follow.
- Learn more about required language for syllabi and other publications.
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation. Read the full notice.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks supports and promotes an environment where all community members are treated with common courtesy, compassion, dignity and respect. Read the full statement.
Title IX forbids sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and violence, in all university student services and academic programs. Learn more about Title IX.
Resources and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning students, staff and faculty.
Unlawful harassment is, "Verbal or physical conduct that degrades or shows hostility or aversion to an individual because of his or her race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability, or that of one's friends, relatives or associates." Learn more about harassment.
Rights and responsibilities
Individuals who believe they have suffered discrimination have the option to seek resolution with the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity and with organizations external to UAF simultaneously. For employment discrimination you may contact the Alaska State Human Rights Commission, the Department of Labor or the Equal Opportunity Commission within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act. For discrimination in regard to an educational opportunity, you may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act.
- All UAF employees have a right to a workplace that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment.
- If you believe this right has been violated, you have the right to contact the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity and file a complaint of discrimination.
- Reporting discrimination is a federally protected right. If you are treated differently after you oppose discrimination, file a complaint of discrimination, or participate in a discrimination investigation, you have the right to file a complaint of retaliation.
- Appropriate conduct is a condition of employment. If you violate another’s civil rights, you can be subjected to disciplinary action.
- If you are subjected to harassment or a hostile environment, you must take reasonable care to report it to a manager, a human resources official or to the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
- UAF employees having knowledge of sexual misconduct (especially involving students) must immediately report all incidents to the appropriate authorities