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 UAF Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at: The report contains policies and procedures related to campus safety and security (including response to reports of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking), statistics for reports of specific criminal activity, and statistics for fire incidents in student housing facilities. A paper copy of the report is available upon request through the Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability; 907-474-7300;