Code of Conduct

As a volunteer leader for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association (UAFAA), I am an ambassador of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. To maintain the reputation for professional excellence, volunteer leaders are expected to display good judgment, diplomacy, and courtesy when interacting with alumni, friends of the university, staff, and the greater community.

UAFAA Board members are leaders in upholding the values outlined in our Code of Conduct.

Core Values

Respect – We respect the values and cultures of all alumni, staff, students and community, recognizing we all have contributions to make to each other. We value and respect each other as individuals, work together as a team, and respect each other’s work/life balance.

Diversity and Inclusiveness – We value the diverse cultures, ethnicities, ages, genders, identities, and abilities that make up our university community. We seek to extend the spirit of inclusiveness in all aspects of our work to remove barriers, create opportunities and increase our understanding of what is possible.

Innovation – We aspire to keep our programs and services relevant to the University and our community by employing creativity, innovation and flexibility.

Nurture loyalty, pride and tradition – We work to strengthen the attributes of loyalty, pride, and tradition that we see in our alumni, students, and friends who contribute to the excellence of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Communication – We value open communications with other members of the Alumni Association board of directors, with university staff, and when we are among alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends.

Collaboration – We seek partnerships with individuals and organizations, both on and off-campus, to advance our mission and support our members.

Passion – We are passionate about the University of Alaska Fairbanks and about our work.

Relevant – We strive to be the organization people turn to for alumni relations assistance and expertise. We ask that you adhere to the highest standards of personal and professional ethics


As a Volunteer, I will:

  • Be a leader in upholding and modeling these Code of Conduct values.
  • Represent the UAF Alumni Association and University with professionalism, dignity and pride, and be responsible for conducting myself with courtesy and appropriate behavior.
  • Display respect and courtesy for employees, board members, volunteers, alumni and friends of the university, event participants, opposing university’s alumni and friends and property.
  • Keep personal opinions and actions separate from those made as a representative of the university and the UAF Alumni Association.
  • Use information and contact information for alumni and friends of the university within the guidelines of the UAF Alumni Association and UAF Foundation. Information should never be used for soliciting or marketing personal products or services.
  • Keep staff informed of progress, concerns and problems within the program(s) in which I participate.
  • Address conflicts and grievances as quickly as possible. If the resolution is unsatisfactory or cannot be resolved in the most direct way possible, I will report the situation to the UAFAA Board President or the UAF Alumni Coordinator for further action.
  • Avoid conduct which would jeopardize the community and the UAF Alumni Association’s effectiveness.
  • Practice responsible alcohol consumption at community events and UAF Alumni Association-sponsored events.
  • Strive to create a positive and enjoyable experience for myself, fellow board members and local alumni.
  • Respect all official UAF trademarks and their intended uses, along with those of all other universities.
  • Make every effort for all actions of self and fellow network leaders to be within the guidelines and policies of the UAF Alumni Association and University.


As a Volunteer, I will not:

  • Be under the influence of illegal drugs at chapter and UAF Alumni Association sponsored events.
  • Use vulgar or inappropriate language while representing the university.
  • Hold events at inappropriate venues: venues that do not uphold the integrity of the University or the UAF Alumni Association.
  • Post inappropriate pictures and/or comments on group or University web sites, emails, or online social networks.
  • Discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


The success of UAF Alumni Association depends upon volunteers nationwide in a variety of roles. The UAFAA values its volunteers and works to create services and programs to support and enhance their involvement. Volunteers of the UAFAA conducting themselves in a manner inconsistent with the UAFAA’s mission, or this code, may be removed from their position.