You can take an active role in increasing your safety or the safety of those you care about. While there's no way to eliminate the chance that something may happen, there are strategies that may reduce your risk or give you the confidence to step in to prevent a sexual assault.
For more information, please visit the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network — Safety for Students website.
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. All members of the university community and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination, including sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
UAF is a campus where EVERYONE is welcome and EVERYONE belongs. UAF prohibits gender-based harassment and violence, whether that's sexual assault, harassment of a transgender or individual not conforming to gender norms, if it is so severe or pervasive that it affects a student's ability to get their education or an employee's ability to perform their duties.
Title IX of the education amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 ETA seq., is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy and parental status, in educational programs and activities.
University of Alaska employees are designated as responsible employees under Title IX. A responsible employee MUST report all relevant details of sexual misconduct to the Title IX coordinator or other school designee within 24 hours.
Title IX is a section of the federal law under the Higher Education Act that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions. Many people have known it as a law requiring equal male-female representation in sports teams at U.S. colleges and universities, but it actually demands gender equity in all areas of colleges and universities that receive federal assistance.
Learn more about UAF reports on Title IX compliance.
The university prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. If an act of gender-based or sexual misconduct occurs, the university will take steps to stop the behavior, prevent its recurrence, and provide remedies for the complainant.
The Department of Equity and Compliance leads a focused effort to build inclusive systems at UAF by ensuring compliance with civil rights; providing advice and direction to administration, faculty, staff, supervisors and students; and by institutionalizing processes to eradicate discrimination and build equity.
Please, speak up and help end the silence surrounding sexual violence and harassment.