Discrimination and Harassment

If you are in immediate danger, call 911

If you have experienced or are aware of  any form of harassment, discrimination or retaliation, please make a report. Reports received help us track patterns and improve campus safety and educational prevention efforts for our campus community.

Reporting Methods

  • Online Incident Report Form

    The information you submit in the Incident Report Form will be sent directly to the Office of Equity and Compliance.

  • Email

    File a report by sending an email to uaa_titleix@alaska.edu. Describe the incident, including the date and names of people involved.

  • Phone

    Call 907-786-0818 and talk directly to the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Deputy Coordinators.

 

Confidentiality

Confidentiality and privacy are important factors to consider when when making a report of discrimination and requesting assistance and support. Confidential people and offices are those such as physicians, therapists, and other designated people who are not mandated to share information you report to them with others, including law enforcement. People who ARE NOT designated as confidential resources can have private conversations with you about what you have experienced, but may be required to report information to the Office of Equity and Compliance.

Confidential Options

Non-confidential Options

 

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

UAA prohibits discrimination against any individual because 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 is prohibited.

For more information, please review the Board of Regents policies on nondiscrimination. (link: https://www.alaska.edu/bor/policy/01-02.pdf)

Options for Reporting

You may report discrimination to UAA or to an outside agency through the links provided below. Reports may also be filed simultaneously. 

Report Discrimination to UAA 

Reporting to outside agencies

  • Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Office

    For employment or educational discrimination, students, parents, employees and applicants for employment may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

    U.S. Department of Education

    915 Second Ave., Room 3310

    Seattle, WA 98174-1099

    Phone: 206-607-1600

    TDD: 800-877-8339

    E-mail: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov

    Website: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    For employment discrimination, employees and applicants for employment may file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at the below addresses within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

    Federal Office Building

    909 First Avenue

    Suite 400

    Seattle, WA 98104-1061 

    Phone: 800-669-4000

    Fax: 206-220-6911

    TTY: 800-669-6820

    Website: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm

  •  U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

    For educational discrimination, individuals may file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Justice

    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

    Educational Opportunities Section, PHB

    Washington, D.C. 20530

    Phone: 202-514-4092 or 1-877-292-3804 (toll-free)

    Fax: 202-514-8337

    E-mail: education@usdoj.gov

    Website: http://www.justice.gov/crt/how-file-complaint#three

  • Alaska State Human Rights Commission

    For employment or educational discrimination, individuals may file a complaint with the State of Alaska

    800 A Street, Suite 204

    Anchorage, AK 99501-3669

    Anchorage Area: 907-274-4692

    Anchorage Area TTY/TDD: 907-276-3177

    Toll-Free Complaint Hot Line (in-state only): 800-478-4692

    TTY/TDD Toll-Free Complaint Hot Line (in-state only): 800-478-3177

    Website: www.humanrights.alaska.gov

  • U.S. Department of Labor

    For discrimination related to a Department of Labor funded grant, individuals may file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Labor within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

    ATTENTION: Office of External Enforcement

    Director, Civil Rights Center

    200 Constitution Avenue, NW

    Room N-4123

    Washington, DC 20210

    Fax: 202-693-6505, ATTENTION: Office of External Enforcement (limit of 15 pages)

    E-mail: CRCExternalComplaints@dol.gov

    Website: http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/crc/index.htm

Rights and Options

Rights of the Complainant

  1. You have the right to a learning and working environment free of discrimination and unlawful harassment at the University of Alaska
  2. Students have the right to amnesty under University Regulation 01.04.060.
  3. You have the right to assistance in resolving sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct.
  4. You have the right to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC), with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and/or pursue criminal complaint with UAA Police or Anchorage Police.
  5. You have the right to request changes to your academic, work and living situations.
  6. You have the right to a prompt, fair and impartial investigation of the complaint
  7. You have the right to information regarding the status of the complaint, including the outcome of the administrative investigation.
  8. You have the right to select an advisor or advocate for assistance and support throughout the university proceedings.
  9. You have the right to receive confidential counseling and advocacy support services.
  10. You have the right to privacy.
  11. You have the right to know the sanctions or actions taken if the reported respondent is found responsible for a violation of University Regulation 01.04.
  12. You have the right to be free from retaliation as detailed in University Policy 01.04.130
  13. Complaints are not required to participate in or move forward with an investigation.
  14. Detailed information about the Rights of the Complainant

Rights of the Respondent

  1. You have the right to a learning and working environment free of discrimination and unlawful harassment at the University of Alaska.
  2. Students have the right to amnesty under University Regulation 01.04.060.
  3. You have the right to assistance in resolving an allegation of sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct
  4. You have the right to be free from retaliation as detailed in University Policy 01.04.130.
  5. You have the right to file a complaint of discrimination or retaliation with the Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC) or the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
  6. You have the right to request changes to your academic, work and living situations.
  7. You have the right to a prompt, fair and impartial investigation to the complaint.
  8. You have the right to the information regarding the status of the complaint, including the outcome of the administrative investigation.
  9. You have the right to select an advisor/advocate for assistance and support throughout the university proceedings.
  10. You have the right to union representation
  11. YOu have the right to receive confidential counseling and advocacy support services.
  12. You have the right to privacy
  13. Respondents are not required to participate in an investigation.
  14. Detailed information for the rights of the respondent 

Rights of a Witness

  1. Witnesses are not required to participate in an investigation
  2. You have the right to a learning and working environment free of discrimination and unlawful harassment 
  3. Students have the right to amnesty under University regulation 01.04.060
  4. You have the right to be free from retaliation as detailed in University Policy 01.04.130
  5. You have the right to file a complaint of discrimination or retaliation with the Office of Equity and Compliance
  6. You may have the right to receive confidential counseling and advocacy support services
  7. You have the right to privacy
  8. Detailed information for the rights of the witness

Investigations

  1. If a complainant decides to pursue and investigation or if the University, based on the alleged policy violation, wishes to pursue and investigation, then the appropriate administrative officer promptly investigates or appoints a trained investigator or team of trained investigators.
  2. Please refer to our guiding policies for more information and details of the investigative and resolution process for students, faculty and staff.

Advocate/Advisor Information and Guidelines

Both a complainant and respondent have the right to select an advisor for assistance - the following PDF outlines general information and guidelines for advocates.

Advocate Information and Guidelines PDF

 Detailed advocate guidelines can be found in University of Alaska Board of Regents Policy and Regulation (BOR P&R) 01.04.