Health and safety
If you have a medical emergency or other emergency call 911
Protecting your health and the health of your peers, faculty and family will take a commitment and pledge from each and every member of our campus community. Maintaining social and physical distancing is new for all of us and can be challenging when meeting with friends, participating in study groups and working in computer labs. However, all of us must remind each other and commit to this practice. Keeping our community safe means all of us committing to washing our hands frequently throughout the day, using hand sanitizer when unable to wash your hands, monitoring your temperature, and paying attention to any changes in your health. Our individual health and well-being, and that of our community, is a group effort. We all have an important role to play. Read more about what to expect this fall.
Visit the UA COVID-19 information website to learn how UA is responding to the COVID-19 situation and find links to the latest UAF policies and updates, as well as FAQs and resources.
UAF on Alert
Accurate information is important in a crisis. Visit the UAF on Alert page to find out more about how UAF will share information during emergency situation, and how to make sure you get the information you need.
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.
Center for Student Rights and Responsibilitites
The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities supports student-centered programs and services designed to assist students in achieving their personal, academic and career goals.
- Student Conduct
- Student Care Team
- Educational outreach
- Student conflict resolution
- Policy development, implementation, and evaluation
- Facilitation of students' ethical development
- Restorative justice for students
- Student crisis management
- Student death management
- Sexual assault education and prevention
- Alcohol and drug education and prevention
- Consultation to and with other student service areas such as Residence Life, Athletics, Disability Services, Veterans and Military Services, Student Health and Counseling Center, Resource and Advocacy Center, and the Title IX office
- Developing partnerships with related academic departments and disciplines
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.
Department of Equity and Compliance
Staff in the Department of Equity and Compliance lead a focused effort to build inclusive systems and a welcoming environment at UAF. Their staff provide conflict resolution and mediation services, ensure equality of employment and educational opportunity, and work to eradicate discriminatory practices. Their staff investigate complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment and work with parties to find resolution. If students or employees believe they are being treated differently because of their race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, age (over 40), genetic code, sexual orientation or retaliation, they can lodge a complaint with the Department of Equity and Compliance.
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.
Resource and Advocacy Center
A confidential advocate can provide confidential support, information on complainant's rights, information about the process of reporting to Title IX and/or law enforcement, legal information, and statewide resource referral for those experiencing sexual harassment, sexual violence and/or domestic violence. The Resource and Advocacy Center located on the UAF campus is operated by the Interior Alaska Center for Non-violent Living and can assist with connecting individuals with statewide resources.
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.
At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the safety, security and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors are our foremost concern. To help you make an informed decision and comply with the Clery Act, we publish an annual Campus Security Report. This report contains information from the three previous calendar years concerning reported offenses, arrests, crimes, and disciplinary referrals that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and other drug use, crime prevention strategies, and how to report crimes, sexual assault, and other related matters.