Information for LGBTQ2IA+ Students



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Inclusivity at UAF

UAF is a university where EVERYONE is welcome and EVERYONE belongs. Being a welcoming and supportive community is part of who we are as Nanook Nation. UAF Policies and Title IX guarantee that all members of the UAF community are entitled to learn, live and work in an environment free from sex- and gender- based discrimination.



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The Nanook Diversity and Action Center

The Nanook Diversity and Action Center (NDAC) promotes inclusion, social justice and cultural pluralism by hosting events and providing educational programs that honor and support diverse and intersectional identities. NDAC's goals are to increase student awareness and appreciation for other identities and cultures, encourage healthy relationships, lifestyles and social norms and to empower students to express themselves and advocate for positive change. 





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The Stonewall Living Learning Community

At UAF, Living Learning Communities, or LLCs, bring together students with similar identities, values or needs. The goal of these communities is to develop strong friendships while gaining a deeper connection to UAF with the help of faculty and staff mentors.

The Stonewall LLC aims to celebrate and affirm the cultural experiences of the LGBTQ2IA+ community while welcoming the diverse and intersectional identities of every resident through the collaboration of various campus and local partners. Together UAF Residence Life works closely with the Stonewall LLC to create a safe community of respect and support.

Community engagement is an essential part of the success of the Stonewall LLC. Providing events such as movie viewings, discussions, campus events and more that provide the community with the opportunity to get to know each other and themselves in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal at Residence Life is to provide an environment where all students feel safe to live, learn and develop.



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Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

The Gender & Sexuality Alliance is an established student club that has been around for many years. GSA members discuss relevant LGBTQ+ topics, discuss LGBT+ history, watch movies and TV shows, play a lot of games and offer support and resources for students that need them! In the past the GSA has hosted many annual events such as the annual UAF GSA drag show. The GSA seeks to be a great, safe place for students to be themselves and make new friends and connections.



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UAF Safe Zone Training for Staff and Faculty

When you come to UAF, you may see a sticker or sign that indicate that a person is a “Safe Space” or has been “Safe Zone Trained.” These signs mean a person is open to talking about and being supportive of LGBTQ+ individuals and identities. Displaying “Safe Zone” stickers is a sign to others of that staff or faculty member's commitment to creating LGBTQ-inclusive environments.

The goal of a Safe Zone training isn’t to change a particular space, but to create people who are invested in creating safe and affirming environments wherever they go, and providing those people the skills and knowledge they need to do that.