Anchorage and Chugiak/Eagle River Campuses - Safety Programs

SECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS

The month of September is UAA Safety Awareness month. UAA strives to create safe and secure environments where students flourish. Some program highlights include: Safety Tips, Basic Self Defense and Disaster Response Training, Safe Dating and Sexual Assault Prevention, Campus Safety Walk, Anchorage Emergency Preparedness Fair, and UAA Safety Resource Exhibit. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend Safety Awareness Month programs. Students, faculty, and staff are also invited to attend emergency preparedness presentations offered throughout the year.

In addition, students are provided safety education at New Student Orientation and Campus Kick Off, a carnival meant to welcome back all students to campus. Alaska Middle College students are provided safety education at Preview Day at the Chugiak-Dagle River campus and through the Mat-Su Borough School District. The Fact Finder Student Handbook is available to all students and includes multiple tips and resources for students about safety. The Fact Finder Student Handbook is available online at www.uaa.alaska.edu/studentaffairs/fact-finder.cfm or in the UAA Dean of Students Office in Student Union room 204.

The Department of Residence Life takes extra steps to educate students about safety. Safety programs are planned during Welcome Week occurring at the start of each fall semester. Students are provided a Guide to Living on Campus including guidelines on how to remain safe in a residential living environment. Finally, resident advisors and peer mentors sponsor safety programs in the residential community on a monthly basis. Fire drill evacuations occur in the residential community every semester. University Police also conduct fire drill evacuations of campus buildings once per year.

University employees may participate in UAA's UPD Auxiliary Emergency Team (AET), a group of full-time faculty and staff from across campus who are on-call to assist the University Police Department in large critical incidents. The Team is trained in crowd control, traffic control, evacuating buildings, crime scene searches & protection, radio use and other topics. Many AET members are certified in citizen emergency responder national training. Monthly AET meetings also feature a training component. Members are activated through a digital paging system and respond to scenes with a supplied gear pack and Team jacket or vest.

CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS

At the Anchorage and Chugiak/Eagle River Campuses, University Police provide crime prevention workshops to students and employees. University Police offer workshops on personal safety, alcohol and drug awareness, theft prevention, moose safety, and rape awareness. University Police offer courses each semester for women on Rape Aggression Defense (RAD).

University Police will also perform a security audit of office spaces. These audits can include training for what to do in unsafe office situations. Environmental Health & Safety can perform occupational and fire safety audits of office spaces.

SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION PROGRAMS

In an effort to educate the Anchorage campus community about sexual assault, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses, campus sponsored prevention programs are offered on a regular basis during the semester. The Dean of Students Office coordinates Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RRAIN) Day during the fall semester. The Dean of Students Office also coordinates Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness Month each spring. The Student Health & Counseling Center sponsors a Healthy Sexuality Week once per year. The Department of Residence Life and Office of Student Clubs & Greek Life also sponsor programs on an annual basis. Campus Diversity & Compliance personnel sponsor monthly sexual harassment training for University employees.  In addition, the Anchorage campus educates the student community about sexual assaults and date rape through new student orientations each semester. The Chugiak-Eagle River campus educates Alaska Middle College students about sexual assaults and date rape at Preview Day each fall semester. 

Additional information about the sexual assault policy, procedures, and prevention programs offered can be obtained from the Dean of Students Office, University Police Department, Department of Residence Life, Student Health & Counseling Center and Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance.