Diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action

Diversity and inclusion

UAF has been challenged to develop new initiatives that celebrate our diverse community and provide critical programs and services that ensure UAF is an open, caring and supportive institution. Below are some resources on improving diversity and inclusion at UAF.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AA/EO)

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual. Learn more about UA's notice of nondiscrimination.

As a state entity, there are legal requirements the university must follow.

How can we help?

The University of Alaska Fairbanks does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy or parenthood. Read the full notice.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks supports and promotes an environment where all community members are treated with common courtesy, compassion, dignity and respect. Read the full statement.

Title IX forbids sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and violence, in all university student services and academic programs. Learn more about Title IX.

Services for students, staff and faculty; ergonomic adjustments; report accessibility issues; request accommodation; service animals.

Resources and information about gender inclusion and for LGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty.

Rights and responsibilities, reasonable accommodation, lactation rooms

Rights and responsibilities, reasonable accommodation.

Unlawful harassment is, "Verbal or physical conduct that degrades or shows hostility or aversion to an individual because of his or her race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability, or that of one's friends, relatives or associates." Learn more about harassment.

Guidelines and downloads, where to go for help on campus.

Rights and responsibilities

Individuals who believe they have suffered discrimination have the option to seek resolution with the Department of Equity and Compliance and with organizations external to UAF simultaneously. For employment discrimination, you may contact the Alaska State Human Rights Commission, the Department of Labor or the Equal Opportunity Commission within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act. For discrimination in regard to an educational opportunity, you may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act.

Your rights

  • All UAF employees have a right to a workplace that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment.
  • If you believe this right has been violated, you have the right to contact the Department of Equity and Compliance and file a complaint of discrimination.
  • Reporting discrimination is a federally protected right. If you are treated differently after you oppose discrimination, file a complaint of discrimination, or participate in a discrimination investigation, you have the right to file a complaint of retaliation.

Your responsibilities

  • Appropriate conduct is a condition of employment. If you violate another’s civil rights, you can be subjected to disciplinary action.
  • If you are subjected to harassment or a hostile environment, you must take reasonable care to report it to a manager, a human resources official or to the Department of Equity and Compliance.
  • UAF employees having knowledge of sexual misconduct (especially involving students) must immediately report all incidents to the appropriate authorities
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