Nanooks Care Pledge
The University of Alaska Fairbanks strives to create an environment of inclusion, diversity, respect and caring; now is the time for us to uphold that creed. As a UAF student, I commit to contributing to campus life in a way that promotes the health and safety of all Nanooks.
We can only be at our best when we all actively do our part to care for and respect one another, both on and off campus. That includes a commitment to keep one another safe.
As a member of the UAF community, I pledge to:
- Limit the spread of COVID-19 by making my own health and safety and that of others a top priority this year.
- Abide by any federal, state, local and UAF public health guidance and protocols. Some of this guidance and these protocols relate specifically to students living on campus, while others relate to all students who attend classes or participate in other on campus events/activities.
- Act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around me, including respect and consideration for the health and safety of all community members.
- Stay home or in my residence hall room/apartment if I am sick, showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If I am a student living on campus, I will contact Residence Life immediately for next steps and follow UA expectations.
- Adhere to health and safety requirements that apply to all students, staff, faculty and guests and extend to all areas of UAF — classrooms, residences, dining areas and recreation centers, including offices, computer labs, courtyards/fire pits and other common/collaboration spaces throughout campus.
- Practice good personal hygiene, such as frequent hand-washing for 20 seconds, use of hand sanitizers before and after leaving campus buildings or after contacting frequently touched surfaces, and wiping down/disinfecting surfaces myself when arriving at and upon leaving any communal spaces on campus.
- Wear masks in spaces as outlined by policy. Please keep up to date on university announcements specific to mask requirements, as currently, they are dependent on community transmission rates.
While all UAF students will be held to the health and safety policies established, students are encouraged to know and understand the Nanooks Care Pledge. It is your responsibility as a student to help keep UAF and our community safe, and help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Students will be able to affirm their commitment to making their health a top priority this year by committing to the pledge. Students will receive a sticker that they can use on their water bottles, laptops, or notebooks to show their peers they have taken the pledge. These stickers will be provided during orientation and the beginning of the school year.
This is a commitment to help keep one another safe and that you will follow UAF safety protocols and guidelines while you are on campus. Your education and the education of your fellow students depend on our ability to keep each other healthy and safe!
Because the Nanooks Care Pledge contains UAF policy, violations will be referred to the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities. Students do not have to “take the pledge”, however, it is mandatory that they follow the safety policies and procedures that are in place. The pledge is a commitment to our community, you agree to uphold our community standards when you enroll in classes. While we hope all students in the spirit of keeping one another safe, commit to the pledge, an affirmative is not needed. All requirements of the pledge are in policy and students must uphold policy as agreed upon in the Student Code of Conduct. Violation of the pledge is actually a violation of university policy and will be addressed through the student conduct process.