File a report
In emergencies, call 911. For nonemergencies, call UAF Police Department dispatchers at 907-474-7721.
The Department of Equity and Compliance is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri., and is not an emergency response office.
You may report discrimination to UAF or to outside agencies through the links and contacts below. Reports can be filed simultaneously with UAF and external agencies.
When the Department of Equity and Compliance (DE&C) receives a report of non-sexual or nongender-based discrimination, the director (ADA/504 Coordinator) will coordinate with staff to assess the report, and initiate a prompt, fair and impartial inquiry or investigation.
An informal resolution of the complaint is possible. However, if the complainant chooses or if the university believes it is necessary, the DE&C will conduct a formal investigation. If an investigator finds a violation of policy, the appropriate campus authority will consider discipline or sanction. The director will assist the complainant and others affected with interim measures or remedies as appropriate.
Report sex- or gender-based misconduct
UAF has a separate process for sex- or gender-based discrimination under the federal Title IX law.
When the Department of Equity and Compliance (DE&C) receives a report of sex- or gender-based discrimination, the Title IX Coordinator will coordinate with staff to assess the report, and initiate a prompt, fair and impartial inquiry or investigation.An informal resolution of the complaint is possible. However, if the complainant chooses or if the university believes it is necessary, the DE&C will conduct a formal investigation. The director will assist the complainant and others affected with interim measures or remedies as appropriate.
Report a barrier (digital or physical)
If you encounter a facility, website, policy, etc. at UAF that prevents full access or participation, please report it here.
Other reporting options
Employee Conduct (nondiscriminatory behavior):This report is submitted to UA Human Resources to address employee conduct complaints that are not based on a protected class as detailed in UA's Nondiscrimination Statement.
Student Conduct (nondiscriminatory behavior):This report is submitted to the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities to address student conduct complaints that are not based on a protected class as detailed in UA's Nondiscrimination Statement.
If you know of a student that is struggling in any capacity (e.g.: academics, personal, financial, etc.), please submit a report of concern to the UAF Student CARE Team. This team provides support to students through holistic intervention focused on a care centered approach.
The Center for Student Rights (CSRR) can assist students and faculty with conflict in the academic setting. CSRR can act as an intermediary between students, faculty members and the dean to facilitate resolutions.
- Protection of minors reporting procedure (for nonemergency concerns about treatment of a child)
- UA confidential hotline, online or toll-free 855-251-5719
- Report a crime
Some incidents may be crimes and should be reported to the UAF Police Department or other law enforcement agencies. This may initiate a criminal case that goes to the court system, where records are public and accusations must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal and administrative cases can proceed simultaneously.
Prohibited discrimination and harassment
Prohibited discrimination occurs when a person is treated badly or affected adversely based on that person's legally protected status.
Harassment is a form of discrimination. Prohibited harassment includes hostile or degrading verbal or physical conduct based on a person's legally protected status.
What does 'legally protected status' mean?
By law and policy, a person is legally protected against any discrimination that is based on specific characteristics.
At UAF, characteristics that trigger legal protection include race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status or changes in it, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, and genetic information.
- 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 Department of Equity and Compliance 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 Department of Equity and Compliance.
- UAF employees having knowledge of sexual misconduct (especially involving students) must immediately report all incidents to the appropriate authorities.