Honors College and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We want you to not just feel welcome at UAF — we want you to feel you belong here. We are committed to fostering a community in which everyone feels a genuine sense of acceptance. The UAF Honors College acknowledges historical boundaries and blind spots in making our community of scholars more inclusive for all students. 

The Honors College takes an active approach to ensure that the College closely mirrors the University of Alaska Fairbanks' commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The phrase inclusive excellence is a great way to describe the value we hold true. A philosophy of inclusive excellence means that we think about issues of equity and inclusion in everything that we do. Whatever stake or role you have in the Honors College, we invite you to join us in our commitment to and role-modeling of inclusive excellence.

  • We are committed to a diverse pipeline of students as shown by
    • Increasing access to the Honors College for students traditionally underrepresented
    • Providing equitable access to a wide range of opportunities, including scholarship programs such as U-RISE Alaska, Nanook Brotherhood 
    • Ensuring that all students experience authentic development in their college career
    • Working directly with high school pathway programs to create relationships for the recruitment of highly qualified students early