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.
We want you to know that:
- 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, go to: http://alaska.edu/bor/policy-regulations/.
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 interim 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.
EXPECTATIONS FOR THE THIRD PARTY EDUCATIONAL PROVIDER:
- 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