Health and safety


Center for Health and Counseling

The Student Health and Counseling Center helps you be healthy, body and mind. The center offers general health care, health education, counseling, alcohol abuse evaluation, and can coordinate your student health insurance. The center is right across from Wood Center, so help is never far away.

Coronavirus information

Visit the UA coronavirus information website to learn how the University of Alaska is responding to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and find links to FAQs, communications, policy guidance and resources.

Nanook Diversity and Action Council

The student-led Nanook Diversity and Action Council (NDAC) promotes a community of inclusion, social justice, and cultural pluralism by providing educational activities in collaboration with student organizations, that honor and support areas of age, gender, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation.

University Fire Department

The University Fire Department is located on the Fairbanks campus. It's one of the few fire departments in the United States that provides protection to the campus as well as a large off campus service area and does it with student firefighters. The department consists of 11 full time staff and 40+ student firefighters.

University Police Department

The University Police Department's mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for the staff, students, and visitors to campus. This commitment assures the university community that the police department will maintain constant vigilance over their property and personal safety. The department employs ten professional police officers and twelve student community service officers. Together with the emergency dispatch staff, the department provides service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to the campus community. The UAF Police, Emergency Communication Center and the professionals that comprise the department are integral parts of the campus.