Diversity, Equity and Inclusion



Our Anchorage campus sits on the ancestral homelands of Alaska's First Peoples, and our UAA campuses include some of the most diverse places in the country. As such, UAA has included diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a main component of the University strategic plan, UAA 2027.

Read the UAA 2027 DEI Strategic Aspiration

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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.

In the Spotlight  

Jennifer Booz

Jennifer Booz

Chief Diversity Officer
Administrative/Humanities Building, Suite 227
Phone: (907) 786-1344
Email: jmbooz2@alaska.edu
Instagram:  Instagram.com/uaachiefdiversityofficer