close-up of rainbow cords for UAF Lavender Graduation Ceremony

More information

If you would like to suggest other ways to foster diversity and inclusion on our campus, email

  • Alaska Airlines
    Alaska Airlines (AA) encourages the LGBT community to travel to Pride events and gay-friendly destinations all over the country. AA has put together a site to highlight destinations that support marriage equality, Pride celebrations, and other events of interest to the LGBT community. Some travel may be discounted.

  • Alaska Pride
    This is Anchorage's official "Pride" celebration website.
  • Centers for Disease Control
    Provides LGBTQ health information.

  • Fairbanks PFLAG
    The local chapter of PFLAG which advocates for equality for the LGBTQ community.

  • Gender Pack
    Supporting transgender and gender nonconforming folks in Fairbanks and Interior Alaska.

    A national organization working to promote accurate and positive representation in the media.

  • Human Rights Campaign
    Leading national advocacy organization for the LGBTQ community.

  • Identity Alaska
    Mission: to advance Alaska's LGBT community through advocacy, education and connectivity.

  • Interactive Scholarship Tool
    Allows students to sort through scholarships available for identifying and ally individuals of the LGBTQ community.

Students at an LGBTQ+ booth at UAF club fair

UA policy and regulation

Board of Regents' Nondiscrimination Policy states:

"discrimination against any individual because 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 is prohibited."

Although only gender identity is specified in the nondiscrimination statement, both gender expression and gender identity are covered under the protected class of sex.

UAF takes the protection of minors very seriously. UAF's Protection of Minors policy follows the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Administrative Regulation 130 regarding confidentiality. Personnel should not disclose a student's transgender status to others, including parents, and/or other personnel unless there is a specific "need to know." Protection of Minors information can be located at Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management.