Sexual Assault and Gender-based Discrimination

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

 

Report Process

Reports filed online are automatically sent to the Office of Equity and Compliance.

Once the Office of Equity and Compliance receives a report, someone from the office will reach out to the complainant to discuss options and resources.  The individual then decides whether or not they would like to file a formal complaint.  If a complaint is pursued, the university will take reasonable steps to investigate the claim, stop the harassment from happening, take steps to prevent future harassment, and remedy its effects.

All university faculty and staff, unless specifically designated as a confidential resource, are responsible employees and are required to report any incident that could be related to Title IX, to the Office of Equity and Compliance.  This report needs to be made regardless if the individual would like to make a formal complaint. Sometimes, the university will investigate a report, regardless if the individual decides to make a formal complaint.

In conjunction with other campus resources, the university strives to make sure all injured parties are connected to the resources they may need, including medical care, mental health care, and advocacy.  The university will do everything it can to make sure an individual does not experience further harassment or retaliation.

Will my information be kept private?

Privacy of all parties involved is a top priority to the University.  However, there may be some circumstances that require certain information to be disclosed, in order to fully investigate a report.  The University weigh the impacted party’s request for confidentiality in determining how to proceed with an investigation. In some circumstances, The University may proceed with an investigation even if the impacted party refuses to participate, to protect the safety of the UAA community.

If the reported incident constitutes a reportable offense under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, we are required to report basic, non-identifying information to the University’s Cleary Officers.  If an incident causes an imminent threat to the UAA community, the University may have to provide a timely warning in a manner likely to reach all members of the campus community, in order to safeguard our students and employees.

If I report, will I be singled out or experience negative consequences?

The university prohibits any sort of retaliation against anyone making a report to the Office of Equity and Compliance or for filing, testifying, assisting or participating in any investigation or proceeding involving allegations of discrimination, including sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct.  Any person who engages in retaliatory behavior will be subject to disciplinary action, for violating university policy (BOR P01.04.130).

Will there be consequences if alcohol or drugs were involved?

The university may provide amnesty from minor policy violations to students who report misconduct and who otherwise may be hesitant to report student misconduct to university officials because they fear being accused of minor policy violations that occurred during the incidents (for more information, please visit the Student Conduct Procedures).

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.

Immediate Actions, Interim Measures and Remedies

If you have been subjected to sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct, UAA may offer the following interim measures and remedies once a complaint is filed.

Requests for adjustments must be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator at 907-786-0818 or uaa_titleix@alaska.edu. The following is not an exhaustive list and interim measures can be changed at any time.

For more details, go to Board of Regents Policy and Regulation 01.04.070

Safety

  • Your safety is important to UAA. If you feel unsafe on campus, you can request: an escort, limitation of the respondent’s access to the university, university services and functions, and/or no contact orders.

Confidential Counseling and Medical Services

  • Counseling services may be available upon request.
  • If you have been sexually assaulted, medical services may be provided. It is important that you take steps to preserve all evidence to assist with the investigation.

Confidential Advocacy Resources

  • Access to confidential advocacy services and assistance in arranging an initial appointment

Classes and Academic Support

If you are uncomfortable attending the same class or classes as the respondent, or need academic support you may request:

  • to have the respondent removed from the class 
  • to re-schedule or be transferred to a different class
  • You may request academic support services such as advising, flexible time, and/or make up work.
  • You may request to re-take a course and/or withdraw from a class without penalty.

Campus Housing

  • If you feel uncomfortable living in a specific location, you may request an alternative option.
  • If you live in the same dorm and/or area as the respondent, you may request that either you or the respondent be relocated.

Work Environment

  • You may request changes to your university work schedule or job assignment.

Remote/Off-campus Locations

  • You may request adjustments specific to these locations
  • Additional safety resources/ protocols may be requested beyond what is provided at the location