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If you are currently experiencing an emergency please call 911
Should there be an immediate threat to the health or safety of the campus community, UAF will issue an alert to students and staff through the Incident Management Team on your campus. This notification may occur via text message, telephone, email, website updates, broadcasts over campus telephones, and/or UAF social media.
Students and employees can customize how the University contacts them by updating their profile information and adding a text and mobile phone number at UAF on Alert.
To see a copy of UAF's emergency procedures for different types of scenarios, such
as earthquakes, active shooters, or volcanic ash fall, see UAF Emergency Operations Plan.
UAF campuses are not a sanctuary from crime and they share many of the same concerns and problems faced by other universities. The Fairbanks campus is like a mini-city unto itself, with a student population exceeding 15,000. The following resources are available to help students stay safe on campus.
The University Police Department is a fully-commissioned police department on the Fairbanks campus that employs full-time police officers, certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council. They are responsible for enforcing Alaska State Statutes, investigating incidents, making arrests, preserving evidence, serving warrants, issuing traffic citations and performing all the other duties of a police officer. Officers also provide special services unique to the university setting. Those services include maintaining security of the university buildings, providing crime prevention classes to students, staff and faculty, and providing safety escorts, vehicle unlocks, and vehicle jumpstarts on the university campus.
The department is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. A staff of professional
emergency dispatchers is on hand to take your call and direct the proper personnel
to assist you.
If there is an emergency, call 911 and be prepared to give the building address and room number. For your safety and convenience, emergency telephones are located throughout campus. Each telephone is clearly marked "EMERGENCY,' and when activated, directly connects to UPD. The location of each phone is marked on the campus map. Each elevator car on campus is also a direct link to University Police emergency dispatchers.
For non-emergency calls to University Police, dial 474-7721.
Students, staff, and faculty should report crimes to local police. If there is an emergency, call 911 and be prepared to give the building address and room number. Otherwise, call the local non-emergency phone numbers listed below.
Campus Police Department
UAF Campus Police Department
Bristol Bay City of Dillingham Public Safety
Chukchi Campus Kotzebue City Police
Community & Technical College Fairbanks Police Department
Kuskokwim Campus Bethel Police Department
Northwest Nome Police Department
CSO has a proud tradition on this campus dating back to the early 1970s. Over the years, the program has gone through many transitions while the mission of the program has changed little. The mission of the CSO program, in basic terms, is to protect UAF property, help secure a safe environment for those that live and work on the UAF campus, provide service to the campus community and assist the UAF Police Officers as requested.
For more information, visit the Community Service Officer program website
Federal law maintains that in addition to University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department (UAFPD) officers, any person who has a significant responsibility for student and campus activities is a Campus Security Authority (CSA). A CSA is required to report safety-related incidents and/or alleged crimes to UAFPD. A CSA is required by law to report incidents and/or crimes for inclusion in UAF’s crime statistics to the UAF Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities Office.
Reports to CSAs will be evaluated to determine if it is necessary to issue a timely warning to the campus if the incident or crime represents a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. With the exception of student employees, CSAs may file anonymous reports on behalf of victims, unless the report involves gender-based or sexual misconduct. CSAs are responsible employees required to report incidents of gender-based and sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
If you are concerned about a student, then make a report with the Fairbanks campus Behavioral Intervention Team or the Student Services director on your campus. For example, Student Care Team provides support and referrals to students who lose a loved one, feel depressed or anxious, or act in an unusual or concerning manner to others.
Student Care Team assesses students' needs and links them to services to provide support. Student Care Team also helps students to address issues that might be barriers to their progress at UAF.
To report a concern, submit the UAF Student Care Team Report Form
The UAF Fire Department exits to provide professional fire, rescue, and medical services to our community
while developing leaders in tomorrow’s emergency services workforce.
1011 N. Chandalar Drive
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act is a federal law, which provides for the tracking
of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education.
The Act's intent is to extend the protections of sex offender registries to college
campuses. Sex offenders, who must register with the State of Alaska, must also provide
notice to the State that they are employed, carry on vocation at, or are a student
at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained from the Alaska Department of Public Safety website.
- Children are not be brought to campus on a regular basis in lieu of childcare;
- A minor should not be left unattended while the parent or guardian is attending class or conducting any other business or social function on campus;
- Line of sight supervision of children by the parent or guardian is required at all times;
- The parent or guardian must assure that minors are not disruptive to others;
- Employees must 'always obtain supervisory approval prior to bringing children into the workplace;
- Minors are not allowed in high-risk areas such as: laboratories, shops, studios, mechanical rooms, power plants, garages, animal facilities, food preparation areas, high security areas, UA vehicles, or other high risk areas (no playing in stairwells or doorways);
- Minors, who are not enrolled UAF students, are not allowed in classrooms while classrooms are in session unless permission is granted by the faculty member. If a minor becomes disruptive, the faculty member may require the student and minor to leave.
- Minors participating in university sponsored or hosted events or camps must follow the guidelines established for those activities.
See the full Minors on Campus Guidelines
The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is required by federal law and contains policy
statements and crime statistics for UAF. The policy statements address UAF's policies,
procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for
responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years' worth of statistics
are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus,
in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UAF and on public
property within or immediately adjacent to the campuses. In addition, the report includes
fire safety information and statistics pertaining UAF's residential communities.
View Security & Fire Safety Report report.
You may also request a paper copy from the UAF Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities Office located in Room 110 of Eielson Building on the Fairbanks campus.