Student Behavioral Standards

Education at the university is conceived as training for citizenship as well as for personal self-improvement and development. Generally, UAF behavioral regulations are designed to help you work efficiently in courses and live responsibly in the campus environment. They are not designed to ignore your individuality but rather to encourage you to exercise self-discipline and accept your social responsibility. These regulations, in most instances, were developed jointly by staff and students.  Contact the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities for more information.

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Alcohol Awareness Education

The goal of this program is to highlight and educate UAF students on problem drinking behaviors and offer immediate alternatives whenever possible. Students who binge drink, or are around those who do, are more likely to not attend classes after drinking, have low GPAs, lose financial aid or student employment eligibility and drop out of school. By working with students and staff, the goal is to enable students to realize the destructive nature of this problem, provide methods, tools and referral information to reduce or eliminate the behavior or trigger mechanisms that lead to binge or problem drinking, and reduce the negative academic and social impact to the individuals and the campus.

Web training to help you make healthy and safe decisions while attending college can be completed at UAOnline/Student Services & Account/Student Training/Alcohol Edu.

Residence Life Community Standards & Expectations

The departments of Residence Life in Fairbanks, Soldotna, and Valdez have specific rules in place for students living in on-campus housing. The rules are in place for several reasons. For example, rules about noise are in place to prevent students from being disrupted from studying. Other rules are in place to promote safety, such as rules prohibiting fire hazards in the residence halls. Rules about facilities are in place to protect the quality of the students' living environments.

Learn more:
Rules for living on each residential campus 
Fairbanks Campus:
1872 Yukon Drive, MBS Complex
(907) 474-7247

Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free Campus

Out of respect for others and the campus environment, tobacco use and smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes and similar products, is prohibited on university property. This policy applies to all university events, events held on university grounds or property and applies to all members of the university community including faculty, staff, students, friends, volunteers, patients, customers, vendors, contractors, guests and visitors. Littering an area with, or with the remains of, tobacco-related or smoking related products is also prohibited.

Learn more about regulations pertaining to UAF as a smoke-free/tobacco-free campus:

UAF Alcohol Policy

The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities has the authority to approve events where beer and wine may be served to individuals of legal age with positive identification. Approval to serve beer and wine will be granted on designated premises for private university sanctioned events for a limited period of time. The sale of beer and wine at university-sanctioned events on campus is only permissible in the Alaska Airlines Center. Personal consumption, possession, or display of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages is prohibited in university public places, except as it pertains to events in the Alaska Airlines Center. The possession of kegs and other large quantities of alcoholic beverages will only be allowed by special permission of the Chancellor.

Any person who exhibits offensive behavior, misconduct, excessive noise or creates a public disturbance on property owned or supervised by the University will be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action.

Office of the Chancellor
3rd floor Signers' Hall

Residence Life Alcohol Policy

UAF's residential communities provide a convenient and enriching living/learning environment. A major goal of the learning experience is to promote individual choice and responsible behavior. A major concern is maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning. Noise and irresponsible or disturbing behavior that distracts from the learning environment will result in disciplinary and/or legal action.

The alcohol policy for UAF's residential communities permits some residents who are a minimum of 21 years of age to possess and consume limited quantities of alcoholic beverages in certain apartments or suites in accordance with Department of Residence Life policies. All other restrictions on personal alcohol consumption, outlined under the UAF Alcohol Policy and the Student Code of Conduct apply.

Learn more about Alcohol policies for the three residential communities (LINK WAS BROKEN)

Marijuana and Other Illegal Substances Policy

Possession or use of marijuana or any other substance controlled pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 841 et seq. anywhere on university property is prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, as provided by applicable university regulation, campus procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.

Drug Free Schools Notification

The Drug-Free Schools Notification contains UAF's alcohol and other drug policies and behavioral expectations for students and employees, disciplinary actions for violations of these policies, and resources available for assistance with alcohol and other drug issues. This notification contains physiological effects, risks and criminal penalties associated with alcohol and other drug use.  
Learn more:  Conduct and safety

Weapons Policy

Except as otherwise provided in policy or university regulation, possession or carrying of firearms in buildings or parts of buildings owned or controlled by the University, on developed university land adjacent to university buildings, or at university sporting, entertainment or educational events, is a violation of regents' policy and may result in administrative sanctions. Entering or remaining on university premises or at university events in violation of this provision is expressly prohibited.

Regents' policy and university regulation regulating possession and storage of firearms shall not be construed to prohibit an individual from possessing a firearm while that individual is within a motor vehicle, or to prohibit an individual from storing a firearm that is locked in the individual's motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is otherwise legally parked in or on university, state or municipal property or another person's property. This applies only to possession of a firearm by an individual who may legally possess a firearm under state and federal law.

Loaded or unloaded firearms may not be carried or stored on university property or in university buildings without the prior written permission of the appropriate chancellor or chancellor's designee, except for several exceptions. Among them, firearms may be carried by commissioned law enforcement officers in relation to their law enforcement function and licensed security guards in uniform while performing services for the University.

In order to balance the individual resident’s rights to bear arms with the university's compelling interest in providing a safe environment conducive to learning and the open exchange of ideas, the University permits the possession of firearms in residences subject to the following limitation. Students bringing firearms into residential units are required to store their firearms in a central storeroom under the supervision of a designated university employee. Firearms, explosives and reloading activities are not permitted in resident rooms or apartments or in any common areas.

The UAFPD also has a secure room where individuals may store their gun, knife, bear spray, taser or bow.
Simply call 474-7721 before you want to check an item in or out. This service is free of charge and easy to do.

Learn more: Chapter 02.09. Public Safety.

Students Rights and Freedoms

UAF encourages people of all ages to develop their skills and talents according to their individual abilities and interests so that, collectively, they contribute to the continuum of democracy. University policies, procedures and regulations are formulated to guarantee each student's freedom to learn and to protect the rights of others.

All members of the university community have a responsibility to protect and maintain an academic climate in which the freedom to learn can be enjoyed by all. To this end, certain basic regulations and policies have been developed to govern the behavior of students as members of the university community.

View Chapter 09.02. Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Board of Regents policy.

Freedom of Expression
The rights of free speech and peaceable assembly are fundamental to the democratic process. The University supports the rights of students of the university community to express their views and opinions on actions or ideas, to associate freely with others, and to assemble peacefully.

Whether expressing themselves as individuals or in organized groups, members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves responsibly, according to law, and to respect the basic educational goals of the University. Accordingly, the University insists that free expression not violate the rights of others. Disruption of the educational processes and functions of the University, or violation of law, would constitute such a violation.

Freedom of Access
Within the limits of its resources, the University of Alaska Fairbanks shall be open to all applicants who are qualified according to current enrollment and admission requirements. The University of Alaska Fairbanks does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, .employment, financial aid, and educational services, programs, and activities.

Freedom of Association
Students are free to associate to promote their common interests. They have the right to seek through official procedures establishment of organizations, so long as they are not in conflict with the educational purposes of the University. Students have the right to affiliate with officially registered campus organizations of their choice, within the membership requirements of those organizations.

Freedom from Unreasonable Search/Seizure
Students shall be free from unreasonable search and/or seizure regarding their person and their personal property. If a situation should occur in which a student is arrested by university police officers, that student has the right to remain silent, the right to be free of coercion, and the right to be advised of these rights.

Classroom Etiquette

Classroom etiquette and student behavior guidelines.