Complaint Procedures

UAF's mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression. UAF believes in intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and violence. As valued members of the university community, all students' opinions are important. University students have a variety of procedures available to them to process complaints or disputes about actions or inaction by members of the university community that adversely affects them.

Assistance with Complaint Resolution

UAF's Resources

Resources are available on each campus to help students seeking assistance with UAF's complaint procedures





Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities Office

(907) 474-7317

Bristol Bay

Student Services

(907) 842-5109


Student Services

(907) 442-3400


Student Services

(907) 543-5822


Student Services

(907) 624-3157

External Agencies

Students have the right to address complaints to relevant external agencies. Most external complaint processes require that the student exhaust avenues of complaint internal to the institution before the external agency will consider a grievance.

The following contact information is for UAF's state regulatory agency and its institutional accreditor.

State regulatory agency:
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811 -0505

Accrediting body:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052

If you are residing outside of Alaska while attending UAF, you may be able to file a concern in the state in which you are residing. The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SH EEO) have compiled a PDF of state complaint contacts for reference.