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Equity and Compliance/Title IX

For information, consultation or training about harassment, discrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, equal opportunity or compliance with state and federal civil rights law, please contact the Office of Equity and Compliance at 907-786-4680.


“Increasing the cultural, social and intellectual diversity of UAA students, staff and faculty is fundamental to our success.  With an increase in diversity on our campuses we are enhancing and promoting a deeper understanding of local, national and global communities and fully embracing our core values of diversity and inclusion."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 - Chancellor Tom Case

UAA Diversity Statement

UAA recognizes and values the diversity of our unique location in Southcentral Alaska, the ancestral homelands of the Dena’ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiak, and Eyak peoples.

The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission.

We honor diverse experiences and perspectives—including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status—and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect. 

At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service to our communities.


Sharing Perspectives

UAA strives to support its unique and diverse community by employing faculty who come from a myriad of different backgrounds.  Watch a video featuring four faculty members who have found a home at UAA.

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  • INITIATIVES
    • Faculty Mentoring

      In 2015 the Faculty Senate Diversity Committee (FSDC) in their joint meeting with Diversity Action Council (DAC) and the Chancellor, recommended UAA initiate a university-wide faculty mentoring program to benefit all faculty and particularly minority and other faculty from underrepresented groups.  During the 2015-16 academic year, the FSDC formed a subcommittee to investigate different models and propose a possible way forward for UAA.  Faculty co-leaders Dr. Sudarsan Rangarajan (Languages) and Dr. Toby Widdicombe (English) with assistance from the FSCD faculty committee, developed and proposed a university-wide faculty mentoring program, which was presented to Faculty Senate Spring 2016.  The committee and co-leaders will continue to refine the proposal in the 2016-17 academic year.  Draft proposal posted here

    • Diversity Action Plan
    • Difficult Dialogues

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In the Spotlight

News Stories

  • Jonathan Taylor

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    Commencement speaker, just the most recent accolade for Jonathon Taylor.

  • Kenyon and Chelsea

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    Kenyon Wright and Chelsea Parrocha named 2016 Man and Woman of Excellence by AHAINA.

  • First generation

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    First generation college grad earns degree in mechanical engineering and minor in electrical engineering.

  • Landry Signe

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    Signé first Alaskan to win Carnegie fellowship.

  • Building UAA’s multicultural momentum

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    Building UAA’s multicultural momentum.


 


Jeane Breinig

Contact Us:
Jeane T'áaw xÍwaa Breinig, PhD
Alaska Natives & Diversity
Office:  ADM - 221 
Phone:  907-786-4358
Email: jmbreinig@uaa.alaska.edu

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