University Sponsored Off-Campus Programs and Research Activities
The University of Alaska (UA) is committed to a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which educational programs, internships, practicums, employment, research activities, conference and meeting participation, study abroad programs and other off-campus academic or research related activities are free of sexual or gender-based discrimination. Participation in these programs provides experience that is a valuable part of your growth and development.
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual. TheUniversity of Alaska and the Affiliate subscribe to the policy of equal opportunity and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University of Alaska’s commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Both institutions shall abide by these principles in the administration of this agreement and neither institution shall impose criteria which would violate the principles of non-discrimination. Both parties agree to comply with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with DisabilitiesAct of 1990, and related regulations, and further shall comply with all applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and Executive Orders. The University is required to follow Board of Regents’ Policy and University Regulation regarding harassment and discrimination reporting and investigation, regardless of where the alleged conduct occurs; Affiliate agrees to cooperate with any related processes, including interim measures and investigation. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on the University of Alaska’s statement of nondiscrimination available at https://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.
See the University Sponsored Off-Campus Programs and Research Activities web page (https://www.alaska.edu/equity/title-ix/student-placement-guidelines/) for further information.
Facts about UA Title IX Compliance
- UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.
- Incidents can be reported to your university’s Equity and Compliance office (listed below) or online reporting portal. University of Alaska takes immediate, effective, and appropriate action to respond to reported acts of discrimination and harassment.
- There are supportive measures available to individuals that may have experienced discrimination.
- The rules of University of Alaska (UA) apply at all university owned or operated sites, university sanctioned events, clinical sites and during all academic or research related travel that are university sponsored.
- University of Alaska’s Board of Regents Policy & Regulations 01.02.020 Nondiscrimination and 01.04 Sexual and Gender-Based Discrimination.
As a UA student, employee and/or affiliate, you have many rights under UA Policy and Regulation.
- You have the right to a fair, impartial, and prompt investigation of your complaint.
- You have the right to be protected from further discrimination, both while the investigation is happening, and after to assure that your academic environment is free of hostility.
- You have the right to an alternative placement to minimize any disruption to your academic progress, and other supportive measures.
- You have the right to identify witnesses who can attest to the alleged discriminatory behavior.
- You have the right to be notified of any updates or delays, and outcomes regarding the investigation and any pertinent sanctions.
- You have the right to appeal.
- You have the right to be protected from retaliation if you report an incident.
- Reporting will not impact your University of Alaska standing.
- You have the right to file civil or criminal complaints, outside of the processes of the institution.
If you have any questions you can contact your university campus Title IX Coordinator or local campus contact.
Expectation for Third Party Educational Providers
- Third party providers will assist and cooperate with University of Alaska, as necessary, in any process or investigation related to nondiscrimination and compliance responsibilities.
- Third party providers agree to take no action affecting any student placed at their agency that would be prohibited by UA nondiscrimination policies.
- Expectations for third parties are communicated through affiliation agreements.
Where else is this information shared
- Communications on a bi-annual basis to students and annual notification to employees
- Onscreen notice requiring acknowledgement at the Concur travel system
- Pre-travel notice from Concur
- University affiliation agreements