Health and safety


UAF on Alert

Accurate information is important in a crisis. Visit the UAF on Alert page to find out more about how UAF will share information during emergency situation, and how to make sure you get the information you need.

Center for Health and Counseling

The Student Health and Counseling Center helps you be healthy, body and mind. The center offers general health care, health education, counseling, alcohol abuse evaluation, and can coordinate your student health insurance. The center is right across from Wood Center, so help is never far away.

Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability

The Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability supports student-centered programs and services designed to assist students in achieving their personal, academic and career goals.

  • Student Conduct
  • Student Care Team
  • Educational outreach
  • Student conflict resolution
  • Policy development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Facilitation of students' ethical development
  • Restorative justice for students
  • Student crisis management
  • Student death management
  • Sexual assault education and prevention
  • Alcohol and drug education and prevention 
  • Consultation to and with other student service areas such as Residence Life, Athletics, Disability Services, Veterans and Military Services, Student Health and Counseling Center, Resource and Advocacy Center, and the Title IX office
  • Developing partnerships with related academic departments and disciplines

Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability

Staff in the Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability lead a focused effort to build inclusive systems and a welcoming environment at UAF. Their staff provide conflict resolution and mediation services, ensure equality of employment and educational opportunity, and work to eradicate discriminatory practices. Their staff investigate complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment and work with parties to find resolution. If students or employees believe they are being treated differently because of their race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, age (over 40), genetic code, sexual orientation or retaliation, they can lodge a complaint with the Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability.

Nanook Diversity and Action Council

The student-led Nanook Diversity and Action Council (NDAC) promotes a community of inclusion, social justice, and cultural pluralism by providing educational activities in collaboration with student organizations, that honor and support areas of age, gender, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation.

University Fire Department

The University Fire Department is located on the Fairbanks campus. It's one of the few fire departments in the United States that provides protection to the campus as well as a large off campus service area and does it with student firefighters. The department consists of 11 full time staff and 40+ student firefighters.

University Police Department

The University Police Department's mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for the staff, students, and visitors to campus. This commitment assures the university community that the police department will maintain constant vigilance over their property and personal safety. The department employs ten professional police officers and twelve student community service officers. Together with the emergency dispatch staff, the department provides service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to the campus community. The UAF Police, Emergency Communication Center and the professionals that comprise the department are integral parts of the campus.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, you can stop by the UAF Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities in Room 110 of the Eielson Building or request a copy be mailed to you by calling 907-474-7317 or emailing