2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Student walks through the woods towards the residence halls

For the Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, Chugiak-Eagle River campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and University Center

STATISTICS FOR CALENDAR YEARS 2017-2019

Contents

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) requires higher education institutions to publish campus security policies. The Act also requires that crime data is collected, reported, and disseminated to the campus community, the Department of Education, and potential students and employees.

The 2020 Annual Security Report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.

This report includes policies and statistics for the Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, Chugiak-Eagle River campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and University Center.

The general information included is relevant to all University of Alaska Anchorage campuses. Where appropriate, information unique to particular campuses is also included. UA Board of Regents Policies and University Regulations are applicable to all campuses. The information in this report may be updated throughout the year. For the most up-to-date information, please visit uaa.alaska.edu/safety.

UAA is a proud member of:

NACCOP Member: National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals

This report is published by:

Dean of Students Office
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, RH 122
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
907-786-1214 | uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

Preparation of the 2020 Annual Security Report

The UAA Police Department keeps campus crime and arrest statistics for the Anchorage, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center campuses. University Police requests campus crime and arrest statistics for campuses from the Alaska State Troopers and local law enforcement agencies. During the fall and spring semesters, the Dean of Students Office sends requests for statistical information to campus security authorities (CSAs). The Dean of Students Office compiles statistics for the annual security report from CSAs, University Police, state and local law enforcement agencies, the Dean of Students Office, and Office of Equity and Compliance. For statistical purposes, crime statistics reported to any of these sources are recorded in the calendar year that the crime was reported.

The annual security report, including supplemental documentation, is created and maintained by the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office submits the annual crime statistics published in this report to the Department of Education (ED). The statistical information gathered by the Department of Education is available to the public through the ED website.

University Police Department (UPD) Authority & Jurisdiction - Anchorage Campus, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center Campuses

The University of Alaska Anchorage Police Department is a unit within the larger institution of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and ultimately the University of Alaska System. The Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center are urban, metropolitan campuses with 73 buildings, 3.2 million gross square feet of space, 6.6 lane miles of roadway, located on 360 acres, and within the University-Medical District (U-MED) of Anchorage, serving a campus population of approximately 13,000 people. Because of the location of these three campuses, UPD has unique challenges as it relates to community safety and law enforcement. It is surrounded by three medical facilities (including psychiatric / drug rehabilitation treatment facilities), the largest juvenile justice treatment center in the state, a private university, and federal government facilities. These peripheral institutions require additional consideration, awareness, and response needs.

UPD employs full-time, commissioned police officers, certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council. UPD officers are responsible for enforcing Alaska State Statutes, local laws, UAA policies, investigating incidents, arresting perpetrators of criminal activity, and maintaining order on campus and surrounding property.

The prosecution of all criminal offenses, both felony and misdemeanor, that occur on and around the Anchorage, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center campuses are referred to the Anchorage District Attorney or the Anchorage Municipal Prosecutor's Office in Anchorage. Cases involving juveniles are referred to the appropriate agency. If minor offenses involving University rules and regulations are committed by University students, staff, or faculty, UPD may also refer the matter to the Dean of Students Office, Human Resources, and Provost's Office, respectively. UPD notifys the Office of Equity and Compliance when an incident or offense involves dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and gender-based or sexual misconduct.

As needed or requested, UPD will conduct joint investigative efforts with investigators from the Anchorage Police Department (APD), the Anchorage Fire Department (AFD), the Alaska State Troopers (AST), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),  and other law enforcement agencies.

UPD utilizes the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) and National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Network (NLETS) terminals. Through these systems, police personnel can access the State of Alaska computer system and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC ) computer system. These computer databases are used for accessing criminal history data, nationwide police records, driver/vehicle identification information, as well as other local, state and federal law enforcement information.

UPD officers also provide special services unique to the University setting. Those services include maintaining security of University buildings, providing crime prevention classes to students, staff, and members of the community, providing safety escorts, vehicle unlocks, and vehicle jumpstarts on campus.

UPD officers are certified to enforce criminal laws throughout the State of Alaska; however, their normal patrol jurisdiction is confined to the U-MED District and associated roadways to and from the Aviation Technology Complex and University Center campus.

Security Personnel Authority & Jurisdiction - Community Campuses

Chugiak-Eagle River Campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus, Kodiak College, Matanuska-Susitna College, and Prince William Sound College

These campuses do not have campus police or security departments.

Agency Cooperation

Anchorage Campus, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center

The University Police Department (UPD) has established working relationships with federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishes a mutual aid agreement between UPD and the Anchorage Police Department (APD). UPD enjoys an especially good relationship with APD. The exercise of that authority is described in a mutual aid agreement between UPD and APD that outlines that each police department will assist each other when needed. APD will have primary jurisdiction of crimes occurring off campus. UPD will have primary jurisdiction of crimes occurring on campus. Special needs are communicated between police departments as they occur.

UAA signed a memorandum of understanding with APD to memorialize: (1) the agreed upon manner in which sexual assault investigations that involve UAA students or employees, or that occur on UAA property, are to be conducted; and (2) the agreed upon manner in which joint sexual assault educational efforts directed at UAA students and employees are to be conducted. There is also a MOU with APD addressing the investigation of criminal incidents besides sexual assaults.

Chugiak-Eagle River Campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus, Kodiak College, Matanuska-Susitna College, and Prince William Sound College

Local police departments provide services to these campuses, when requested:

Campus Police Department Emergency Non-Emergency
Chugiak-Eagle River Anchorage Police (APD)

716 W. 4th Ave.

Anchorage, AK 99501

911 311
KPC - Kachemak Bay Homer Police (HPD)

4060 Heath St.

Homer, AK 99603

911 907-235-3150
KPC - Kenai River Soldotna Police (SPD)

44510 Sterling Hwy.

Soldotna, AK 99669

911 907-262-4455
Kodiak College Kodiak Police (KPD)

2160 Mill Bay Rd.

Kodiak, AK 99615

911 907-486-8000
Matanuska-Susitna College Alaska State Troopers (AST)

453 S. Valley Way

Palmer, AK 99645

911 907-745-2131
Prince William Sound College Valdez Police (VPD)

212 Chenega Ave.

Valdez, AK 99686

911 907-835-4560

In April 2017, the UAA Office of Equity and Compliance sent letters to HPD, SPD, KPD, and VPD regarding coordinating sexual misconduct investigations with the KPC - Kachemak Bay campus, KPC - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, and Prince William Sound College, respectively. The letter explains how UAA's campus Title IX offices handle cases that are being contemporaneously investigated by local police.

In spring 2017, VPD signed a document outlining an emergency response card protocol for housing at Prince William Sound College.

All UAA Campuses

UAA signed a memorandum of understanding with AST to memorialize: (1) the agreed upon manner in which sexual assault investigations that involve UAA students or employees, or that occur on UAA property, are to be conducted; and (2) the agreed upon manner in which joint sexual assault educational efforts directed at UAA students and employees are to be conducted.

Daily Crime Log - Anchorage Campus, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center

UPD maintains a daily log of all reported crimes that have occurred on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, or on public property within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The daily crime log will contain information for all crimes reported in the U-MED District and associated roadways to and from the Aviation Technology Complex and University Center campuses. The log maintains basic information on reported crimes, including the date the crime was reported; the date and time the crime occurred; the nature of the crime; and the general location of the crime.

The crime log for the past 60 days is located outside the door of the University Police Department at 114 Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus. Crime logs are available for up to the past seven years, within two business days of a request for public inspection. Information may be temporarily withheld if certain requirements are met, such as if sharing the information may jeopardize an on-going investigation or jeopardize the safety of an individual.

Reporting a Crime

Anchorage Campus, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center

UAA encourages students, employees, visitors, and community members to report all crimes, emergencies and public safety related incidents to the University Police Department (UPD) in an accurate and timely manner.  

UPD is available 24 hours a day to answer calls. In response to a call, UPD will take the required action, either dispatching an officer and/or other emergency services or asking the caller to report to UPD to file an incident report. All reported crimes will be investigated by University Police.

UPD incident reports involving students may be forwarded to the Dean of Students Office for review and potential action through the student disciplinary process. Likewise, UPD incident reports involving faculty may be forwarded to the Provost's Office and incident reports involving staff may be forwarded to Human Resources. UPD incident reports involving dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and gender-based or sexual misconduct will be forwarded to the Office of Equity and Compliance.

Crimes should be reported to UPD and/or other preferred professionals to be assessed for inclusion in the annual crime statistics and/or the daily crime log as well as assessing it to determine if it warrants providing timely warning notices to the University community, when appropriate.

The University community is encouraged to report crimes, emergencies, and safety concerns, including when the victim elects to, or is unable to, make such a report by calling UPD. In an emergency, dial 911. You may also use an emergency phone in an elevator, or use one of the blue-lighted emergency phones throughout campus. For non-emergencies on campus, you can contact UPD at 907-786-1120

Here is a list of other preferred professionals on the Anchorage campus who you may contact to report a crime:

Title Phone and Office
Dean of Students 907-786-1214
Rasmuson Hall 122
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development 907-786-1214
Rasmuson Hall 122
Director, Residence Life 907-751-7444

Gorsuch Commons 101

Associate Director and Senior Woman Administrator, Athletics 907-786-4803
Alaska Airlines Center 200
Director, Office of Equity and Compliance 907-786-4680
University Lake Building 106

Chugiak-Eagle River Campus

Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes, emergencies, and safety concerns to the Anchorage Police Department and the Assistant Operations Manager in an accurate and timely manner, including when the victim elects to, or is unable to, make such a report. A report is assessed for inclusion in the annual crime statistics and for determination if it warrants providing timely warning notices to the University community, when appropriate.

  • In an emergency, dial 911 and then contact the Assistant Operations Manager.
  • For non-emergencies, phone the local police and then contact the Assistant Operations Manager.
Contact Phone
Anchorage Police 311
Assistant Operations Manager 907-786-7601

Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay Campus

Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes, emergencies, and safety concerns to the Homer Police Department and the Campus Director or Student and Enrollment Services Manager in an accurate and timely manner, including when the victim elects to, or is unable to, make such a report. A report is assessed for inclusion in the annual crime statistics and for determination if it warrants providing timely warning notices to the University community, when appropriate.

  • In an emergency, dial 911 and then contact the Campus Director or Student and Enrollment Services Manager.
  • For non-emergencies, phone the local police and then contact the Campus Director or Student and Enrollment Services Manager.
Contact Phone
Homer Police 907-235-3150
Campus Director 907-235-1656
Student and Enrollment Services Manager 907-235-1658

Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus

Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes, emergencies, and safety concerns to the Soldotna Police Department and College Director or Student Services Director in an accurate and timely manner, including when the victim elects to, or is unable to, make such a report. A report is assessed for inclusion in the annual crime statistics and for determination if it warrants providing timely warning notices to the University community, when appropriate.

  • In an emergency, dial 911 and then contact the College Director or Student Services Director.
  • For non-emergencies, phone Soldotna Police and then contact the College Director or Student Services Director.
Contact Phone
Soldotna Police 907-262-4455
College Director 907-262-0315
Student Services Director 907-262-0314

Kodiak College

Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes, emergencies, and safety concerns to the Kodiak Police Department and the College Director or Student Services Representative in an accurate and timely manner, including when the victim elects to, or is unable to, make such a report. A report is assessed for inclusion in the annual crime statistics and for determination if it warrants providing timely warning notices to the University community, when appropriate.

  • In an emergency, dial 911 and then contact the College Director or Student Services Representative.
  • For non-emergencies, phone the local police and then contact the College Director or Student Services Representative.
Contact Phone
Kodiak Police 907-486-8000
College Director 907-486-1220
Student Services Representative 907-486-1211

Matanuska-Susitna College

Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes, emergencies, and safety concerns to Alaska State Troopers as well as to the College Director, the Interim Director of Student Services, the Interim Director of Academic Affairs, or the Theater Director in an accurate and timely manner, including when the victim elects to, or is unable to, make such a report. A report is assessed for inclusion in the annual crime statistics and for determination if it warrants providing timely warning notices to the University community, when appropriate.

  • In an emergency, dial 911 and then contact the College Director, the Interim Director of Student Services, Interim Director of Academic Affairs, or the Theater Director.
  • For non-emergencies, phone the local police and then contact the College Director, Interim Director of Academic Affairs, or the Interim Director of Student Services.
Contact Phone
Alaska State Troopers 907-745-2131
College Director 907-745-9726
Interim Director of Student Services 907-745-9712
Interim Director of Academic Affairs 907-746-9316
Theater Director 907-746-9302

Prince William Sound College - Valdez Campus

Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes, emergencies, and safety concerns to the Valdez Police Department and the College Director or Director of Student Affairs in an accurate and timely manner, including when the victim elects to, or is unable to, make such a report. A report is assessed for inclusion in the annual crime statistics and for determination if it warrants providing timely warning notices to the University community, when appropriate.

  • In an emergency, dial 911 and then contact the College Director or Director of Student Affairs.
  • For non-emergencies, phone the local police and then contact the College Director or Director of Student Affairs.
Contact Phone
Valdez Police 907-835-4560
College Director 907-834-1662
Director of Student Affairs 907-834-1612

Prince William Sound College - Extension Centers

Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes, emergencies, and safety concerns to the local police department and the Extension Center Director or College Director in an accurate and timely manner, including when the victim elects to, or is unable to, make such a report. A report is assessed for inclusion in the annual crime statistics and for determination if it warrants providing timely warning notices to the University community, when appropriate.

  • In an emergency, dial 911 and then contact the Extension Center Director or College Director.
  • For non-emergencies, phone the local police and then contact the Extension Center Director or College Director.
Extension Center Police Department Extension Center Director College Director
Copper Basin Extension Center Alaska State Troopers
907-822-3263
907-822-3673 907-834-1662
Cordova Extension Center Cordova Police
907-424-6100
907-424-7598 907-834-1662

Campus Security Authorities

Federal law maintains that in addition to University Police Department (UPD) officers, any person who has a significant responsibility for student and campus activities is a campus security authority (CSA). A CSA is required to report any Clery-related offense immediately to UPD or the preferred professionals at each campus. CSAs may withhold the name(s) of the individual(s) involved when reporting to UPD or the college or campus director, but CSAs are required to report the name(s) of individual(s) involved to the Title IX Coordinator in cases of dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Reports from CSAs will be evaluated to determine if it is necessary to issue a timely warning to the campus if the incident or crime represents a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. During the fall and spring semesters, the Dean of Students Office sends requests for statistical information to campus security authorities (CSAs).

Reporting a Crime Confidentially to UAA

University Police encourage anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police. Confidential reports cannot be made to the University Police. Confidential reports of crime can be made to campus security authorities (unless the report involves dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault).

The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to foster a safer campus community. With such information, the University can report more accurate crime statistics; determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant; and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution.

Silent Witness and Anonymous Reporting

Silent Witness is a program where anyone may anonymously report criminal or other suspicious activity at UAA to University Police (UPD). To file an anonymous report, concerned citizens may submit a form on the Silent Witness webpage. Types of crime/incidents reportable on the form include alcohol/drugs, domestic violence/abuse, stalking/harassment, assault, and disruptive/concerning behavior. The form asks individuals to report the location, date/time, and description of the incident as well as subjects involved.

Information submitted via this form is reviewed by UPD 24 hours a day, but this is a secondary reporting option and should not be used to report crimes in progress. To report crimes in progress, call UPD at 907-786-1120 or dial 911 in the case of an emergency. A web link to the Silent Witness program can be found on the UPD website: www.uaa.alaska.edu/upd.

Anonymous reports may also be submitted to the Dean of Students Office using the online reporting form.

Confidentiality with UAA's Pastoral and Professional Counselors

UAA “Pastoral Counselors” and “Professional Counselors,” when acting as such, are not considered to be campus security authorities and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. The term “Pastoral Counselor” is defined as “a person who is associated with a religious order or denomination, is recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling, and is functioning within the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor.” The term "Professional Counselor" is defined as “an employee of an institution whose official responsibilities include providing psychological counseling to members of the institution's community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification.” As a matter of policy, pastoral and professional counselors are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics. UAA is not required to issue a timely warning with respect to crimes reported to pastoral or professional counselors.

Timely Warning Notices

Timely warning notices may be issued when a Clery-reportable crime that occurs on or within UAA’s Clery Geography (On Campus, Public Property and Noncampus property), is reported to a campus security authority and is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. 

Timely warning notices are usually distributed for major incidents of arson, murder / non-negligent manslaughter, and robbery. Reports of sex offenses are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the facts of the case and if it is reported within six months of the incident. Incidents of aggravated assault are also evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For example, if an assault occurs between two students who have a disagreement, there may not be an ongoing threat to the campus community, and therefore, a timely warning notice would not be distributed. A “Seawolf Advisory” may also be issued to inform the UAA community about other safety-related information which is not covered by UAA’s Timely Warning Notices or Emergency Notification policies.

UAA does not issue timely warning notices for the above listed crimes if:

  • The police apprehends the subject(s) and the threat of imminent danger for members of the University community has been mitigated by the apprehension.
  • If a report was not filed in a timely manner.
  • If a report was not filed with University Police or a campus security authority or if the crime was not reported in a manner that would allow notice of a "timely" warning for the community. A general guideline is that a report filed more than ten days after the date of the reported incident may not allow UAA to post a "timely" warning to the community. This type of situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • UAA is not required to issue a timely warning notice with respect to crimes reported to a pastoral or professional counselor.

All timely warning notices will include the following, unless issuing any of this information would risk compromising law enforcement efforts:

  • Date and time or timeframe of the incident
  • A brief description of the incident
  • Information that will promote safety and potentially aid in the prevention of similar crimes (crime prevention or safety tips)
  • Suspect description(s) when deemed appropriate and if there is sufficient detail (see below)
  • University Police contact information
  • Other information as deemed appropriate by the University Police Department

The description of subjects in a case will only be included in the timely warning notification if there is a sufficient amount of detail to describe the individual. If the only known descriptors are sex and race, that will not be included in the notification. 

Timely warning notices will be distributed as soon as pertinent information is available, in a manner that withholds the names of victims as confidential, and with the goal of aiding in the prevention of similar occurrences. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) strictly prohibits publishing victim names in timely warning notifications.

Anchorage Campus, Aviation Technology Complex, Chugiak-Eagle River, and University Center Campuses

Timely warnings are issued when: 1) a Clery crime that occurs within our Clery geography is reported directly to the University Police Department (UPD) or indirectly to UPD through a campus security authority or the Anchorage Police Department and 2) it is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. A “Seawolf Advisory” may also be issued to inform the community about other safety-related information which is not covered by the Timely Warning Notices or Emergency Notification policies. The University Police Chief or designee reviews all reports to determine if there is a serious or continuing threat to the community and if the distribution of a timely warning notice is warranted. UPD and/or the Incident Management Team (IMT) are responsible for issuing timely warnings. Timely warning notices are typically drafted and distributed for IMT by University Advancement, UPD, or the Department of Environment Health & Safety / Risk Management.

The IMT consists of members from Student Affairs, University Police, Facilities and Campus Services, and University Advancement. Timely warnings may be communicated through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone or email; via UAA email; posted signs; the UAA website; social media websites; the Seawolf Daily; the campus information phone line; and/or notifications to local radio and television stations. Chugiak-Eagle River staff members may walk around the Chugiak-Eagle River campus to classrooms, offices, and the parking lot to make verbal announcements. Registered students and current employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to UPD by phoning 907-786-1120 or going in person to the UPD dispatch center in Eugene Short Hall, Room 114. Reports about all incidents on the Chugiak-Eagle River campus should also be reported to the Assistant Operations Manager by phoning 907-786-7601.

Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay Campus

Timely warnings are issued to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC) when a Clery crime that occurs within KBC’s Clery geography is reported to a campus security authority and is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. A “Seawolf Advisory” may also be issued to inform the community about other safety-related information which is not covered by the Timely Warning Notices or Emergency Notification policies. The KBC Campus Director or designee reviews all reports to determine if there is a serious or continuing threat to the community and if the distribution of a timely warning notice is warranted. The KBC Campus Director or designee is responsible for coordinating the response. Timely Warning Notices are typically written and distributed by the KBC Campus Director. If the director is unavailable, the KBC Student and Enrollment Services Manager would assume responsibility. If that person is unavailable, the KBC Facilities Manager would assume responsibility.

Timely warnings may be communicated through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email; and/or via UA email. Registered students and current employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the KBC Campus Director by phoning 907-235-1656. In the evening hours, the KBC Evening Program Coordinator should be notified by calling (907) 235-1674. The Facilities Manager can also be reached in the evenings at 907-235-1673.

Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus

Timely warnings are issued to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus (KRC) when a Clery crime that occurs within KRC’s Clery geography is reported to a campus security authority and is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. A “Seawolf Advisory” may also be issued to inform the community about other safety-related information which is not covered by the Timely Warning Notices or Emergency Notification policies. The College Director or designee reviews all reports to determine if there is a serious or continuing threat to the community and if the distribution of a timely warning notice is warranted. The College Director is responsible for coordinating the response. Timely warning notices are typically written and distributed by the College Director. If the director is unavailable, the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs would assume responsibility. If that person is unavailable, the KPC Student Services Director would assume responsibility. If that person is unavailable, the KPC Administrative Services Director will assume responsibility.

Timely warnings may be communicated through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone or email; and/or via UA email. Registered students and current employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the College Director by phoning 907-252-7479 or visiting Room 183 in the Brockel Building. When classes are in session in the evenings, the Evening Coordinator should be notified by calling 907-262-0346. Facilities staff may also be reached by calling 907-262-0302.

Kodiak College

Timely warnings are issued to the Kodiak College campus when a Clery crime that occurs within our Clery geography is reported to a campus security authority and is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. A “Seawolf Advisory” may also be issued to inform the community about other safety-related information which is not covered by the Timely Warning Notices or Emergency Notification policies. The College Director or designee reviews all reports to determine if there is a serious or continuing threat to the community and if the distribution of a timely warning notice is warranted. The College Director or designee is responsible for issuing timely warnings and coordinating the response. Timely warning notices are typically written and distributed by College Director or designee.

Timely warnings may be communicated through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone or email; in person; via UAA email; and/or posted signs. Registered students and current employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu. Anyone with information that may warrant a timely warning should report the circumstances to the College Director by calling 907-486-1220 or visiting the Director's Office in Room 104 of the Benny Benson Building. In the evening hours, the Maintenance Technician should be notified. The Maintenance Technician may be notified by calling 907-310-0139 or 907-539-2537 or visiting the Facilities Services Office in Room 134 of the Technology Center.

Matanuska-Susitna College

Timely warnings are issued to the Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) community when a Clery crime that occurs within our Clery geography is reported to a campus security authority (CSA) and is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. A “Seawolf Advisory” may also be issued to inform the community about other safety-related information which is not covered by the Timely Warning Notices or Emergency Notification policies, as described subsequently. The College Director or designee reviews all reports to determine if there is a serious or continuing threat to the community and if the distribution of a timely warning notice is warranted. The College Director or Physical Plant staff on-duty is responsible for coordinating this effort. Timely warning notices are typically written by the College Director or designee and distributed by the Student Services Director in consultation with the MSC Information Systems (IS) Manager. 

Timely warnings may be communicated through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone or email; via UAA email; postings throughout the campus buildings; verbally and/or posted on the College website. Registered students and current employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the College Director by calling 907-745-9726 or visiting Room 101 of the Jalmar Kerttula Building. In the evening hours, the maintenance staff on-duty should be notified by calling 907-745-9789.

Prince William Sound College

Timely warnings are issued to the Prince William Sound College (PWSC) community when a Clery crime that occurs within our Clery geography is reported to a campus security authority and is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. A “Seawolf Advisory” may also be issued to inform the community about other safety-related information which is not covered by the Timely Warning Notices or Emergency Notification policies. The College Director or designee reviews all reports to determine if there is a serious or continuing threat to the community and if the distribution of a timely warning notice is warranted. The College Director or designee is responsible for issuing timely warnings. Timely warning notices are typically written by the College Director and distributed by the Academic & Student Affairs Director.

Timely warnings may be communicated through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone or email; via UAA email; postings throughout the buildings; verbally and/or the College website. Registered students and current employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the College Director by calling 907-834-1662 or visiting Room 141B in the main campus building. In the evening hours, please call 911 first and then notify PWSC administration by calling 907-834-1606.

Emergency Notifications

Anchorage, Aviation Technology Complex, Chugiak-Eagle River, and University Center Campuses

UAA maintains an Emergency Response Plan that outlines responsibilities of campus units during emergencies. This plan outlines incident priorities, campus organization and specific responsibilities of particular units or positions.

University units are responsible for developing emergency response and continuity of operations plans for their areas and staff. Campus emergency management provides resources and guidance for the development of these plans.

The Incident Management Team (IMT), consisting of members from Student Affairs, University Police, Facilities and Campus Services, and University Advancement meets regularly during the academic year to discuss, plan, and address either current or potential incidents which may affect the Anchorage, Aviation Technology Complex, Chugiak-Eagle River, or University Center campuses. The IMT is charged with managing the emergency from onset to recovery. The IMT has both the decision-making and financial authority to address emergencies on campus. Both UPD supervisors and IMT members have received Incident Command System (ICS) training. ICS training is also provided to other selected University employees who IMT may call upon to help them manage an emergency. The IMT regularly sends email messages to staff and students to educate the campus communities about seasonal safety issues and what to do in the event of specific emergencies.

To report an emergency, dial 911, use an emergency phone in an elevator, or use a blue-lighted emergency phone on campus. Reports about all other police non-emergencies on the Anchorage, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center campuses should be directed to University Police (UPD) by phoning 907-786-1120. To report a police non-emergency on the Chugiak-Eagle River campus, dial the Anchorage Police (APD) at 311. Reports about all incidents on the Chugiak-Eagle River campus should also be reported to the Assistant Operations Manager by phoning 907-786-7601.

  • In the event of hazardous materials, the Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) should notify UPD that they are responding to an incident.
  • In the event of fire, UPD will contact AFD to verify they are en-route.
  • In the event of a public health emergency, University Police will coordinate with the Student Health & Counseling Center and Alaska Department of Health & Social Services.
  • If UAA has a confirmed case of a highly-communicable disease on campus, or UAA has confirmation that an individual or individuals on campus have been exposed to persons who have tested positive for a highly-communicable disease, such conditions would very likely warrant issuance of an Emergency Notification.
  • In the event of a natural gas leak, UPD will consult with utility responders to determine the size of the evacuation area.
  • In the event that APD pursues a criminal onto campus, APD usually notifies UPD.

University Police has the responsibility of responding to, and summoning the necessary resources, to mitigate, investigate, and document any situation that may cause a significant emergency or dangerous situation. In addition, University Police has a responsibility to respond to such incidents to confirm or determine if the situation does in fact pose a significant emergency or dangerous situation/threat to the community. If that is the case, UPD and/or IMT will immediately notify the campus communities or the appropriate segment of the communities, upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all students or employees occurring on campus. UPD and/or IMT will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

Due to the immediacy and nature of the incident, UPD, University Advancement, and/or the Emergency Management Office may initiate the UA Alerts notification system and send immediate notifications to the campus communities or the appropriate segment of the communities. The initial notification may occur through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email; or via UAA email. Face to face communication may also be used in the event of an emergency on campus.  Students and employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu.

As soon as is practical, UPD contacts members of IMT. If UPD has not already made an emergency notification, the IMT will determine who should be notified (i.e. the appropriate segment(s) of the UA community) and the content of the notification.

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After the initial notification, the IMT may issue subsequent updates/follow-up messages using the previously identified communication methods. The IMT will determine the content of subsequent updates. University Advancement may also post subsequent notifications on the Anchorage campus Twitter and/or Facebook webpage at twitter.com/uaanchorage or facebook.com/UAAnchorage, the Anchorage campus webpage at www.uaa.alaska.edu, and/or the Anchorage campus information line at 907-786-1800.

The local news media may be utilized to disseminate emergency information to members of the larger community, including neighbors, parents and other interested parties. The larger community can also access emergency information via the University of Alaska Anchorage homepage and/or social media.

If there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, an institution must follow its emergency notification procedures. An institution that follows its emergency notification procedures is not required to issue a timely warning based on the same circumstances; however, the institution must provide adequate follow-up information to the community as needed.

The IMT may issue subsequent notifications to specific areas on a campus, one entire campus, or multiple campuses. UPD or their agents may post flyers at each entrance to academic buildings affected by the emergency. Likewise, Residence Life may post flyers at the entrance to residence halls, the front door of each Templewood apartment, and/or the entrance to each Main Apartment Complex stairwell that is affected by the emergency. UPD may use public address systems in Rasmuson Hall, the Library, and the Student Union. UPD may make announcements using speakers on patrol cars or by walking around campus and using megaphones. Chugiak-Eagle River staff members may walk around the Chugiak-Eagle River campus to classrooms, offices, and the parking lot to make verbal announcements.

University Advancement is responsible for issuing subsequent notifications and disseminating emergency information to the larger Anchorage and Eagle River communities by contacting local media, including television and radio stations and appropriate agencies.

General Evacuation Procedures

At the sound of a fire alarm or if you are instructed to evacuate, leave your work area immediately and proceed to the nearest exit, and leave the building. If you are the first to recognize a fire situation, activate the alarm, evacuate to a safe location using the nearest exit, and notify UPD (907-786-1120) Police Emergency or dial 911. 

  1. Remain Calm 
  2. Do NOT use Elevators, Use the Stairs. 
  3. Assist the physically impaired. If any individual is unable to exit without using an elevator, secure a safe location near a stairwell, and immediately inform UPD or the responding Fire Dept. of the individual's location.
  4. Proceed to a clear area at least 50 feet from the building. Keep all walkways clear for emergency vehicles. 
  5. Make sure all personnel are out of the building.
  6. Do not re-enter the building.

In the event that a building needs to be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area by building safety coordinators. IMT may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that an entire campus needs to be evacuated, the IMT may recommend to the Chancellor to close that campus. In the event of a campus-wide evacuation, on campus residents would be asked to stay with relatives or friends in Anchorage. If on campus residents do not have local relatives or friends off campus, University Housing will coordinate alternate housing for on campus residents. In the event of an emergency, the IMT may ask everyone to "shelter-in-place." Information on what it means to "shelter-in-place" is discussed in the following section of this report.

The IMT makes safety announcements and reminders to the University community throughout the year. When the IMT needs to inform the campus community about school closures due to snow or other safety issues, notifications may be made using the following forms of communication:

  • UAA webpage (www.uaa.alaska.edu)
  • Campus Switchboard at 907-786-1800 and press 2
  • Personal notifications via email, telephone, and text messages from UA Alerts uaalert.alaska.edu
  • UAA Institutional Social Media
  • Local Media Outlets: print, television, and radio
  • Your UAA-assigned email inbox

The Department of Environment Health & Safety / Risk Management regularly schedules tests of our emergency plans. In the past, the Anchorage campus has invited APD, AFD, local hospitals, Joint Base Elmendorf Fort Richardson, and Alaska Pacific University to participate to test the coordination of multiple agencies to address an emergency. These tests, which may be announced or unannounced, are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution. 

In the past few years, the Anchorage campus has conducted tests on earthquakes, plane crashes, hazardous materials, terrorism, and active shooter scenarios. In every planned test, there is an after-action review that is written and distributed to the IMT and administration. The Department of Environment Health & Safety / Risk Management keeps a description of the tests including dates and times of the tests and whether they were announced or unannounced.

Once a year, campus building evacuation drills occur across the entire Anchorage, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center campuses. At these events, UAA's Emergency Manager hands out flyers explaining to students and employees what to do in the event of a building evacuation. The Emergency Manager keeps a description of each test including a description of the exercise, the date and time, and whether the drill was announced or unannounced. The Emergency Manager summarizes the results of the evacuation tests for each building and forwards a report to each Building Manager. To see the evacuation results for a particular building on campus, see the Building Manager. For a current list of Building Managers, see https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/about/administrative-services/departments/facilities-campus-services/building-managers.cshtml

In coordination with at least one test per calendar year, the campuses will publish their emergency response and evacuation procedures by including a link to the Emergency Operations Plan in a Seawolf Daily announcement. UAA's Emergency Operations Plan and family of documents includes single-page, incident action plans for specific topics, i.e., fire alarms, pandemic illnesses, and suspicious packages or substances. For further information regarding UAA's emergency response preparedness, please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/emergency.

Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay Campus

The Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) - Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC) maintains an Emergency Response Plan that outlines responsibilities of campus units during emergencies. This plan outlines incident priorities, campus organization and specific responsibilities of particular units or positions.

University units are responsible for developing emergency response and continuity of operations plans for their areas and staff. Campus emergency management provides resources and guidance for the development of these plans.

At KBC, the Campus Director should be contacted at the first indication of an emergency. The KBC Campus Director may be notified by calling 907-235-1656. In the evening hours, the KBC Evening Program Coordinator may be notified by calling 907-235-1674. The Facilities Manager can also be reached at 907-235-1673. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to contact 911 first and then a KBC representative. If you dial 911, it is important to contact the KBC Campus Director or Evening Program Coordinator because local emergency responders may not notify KBC representatives that they are responding to an emergency on campus. The KBC Campus Director will notify the KPC College Director or designee who will in turn notify the UAA Chancellor and UAA Director of Safety.

The KBC Campus Director or designee has the responsibility of responding to, and summoning the necessary resources, to mitigate, investigate, and document any situation that may cause a significant emergency or dangerous situation. In addition, the KBC Campus Director or designee has a responsibility to respond to such incidents to confirm or determine if the situation does in fact pose a significant emergency or dangerous situation/threat to the community. If that is the case, the KBC Campus Director or designee will immediately notify the campus community or the appropriate segment of the community, upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all students or employees occurring on campus. The KBC Campus Director or designee will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. This notification may occur via email or through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email. Face to face communication may also be used in the event of an emergency on campus. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu.

The KBC Campus Director or designee may seek assistance from the KBC Student and Enrollment Services Manager or the KBC Facilities Manager who can aid the KBC Campus Director to manage the emergency. If the KBC Campus Director or designee has not already made an emergency notification, the KBC Student and Enrollment Services Manager can help determine who should be notified (i.e. the appropriate segment(s) of the KBC community), decide the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system. The KBC Campus Director and KBC Student and Enrollment Services Manager have the decision-making authority needed to address emergencies on campus. The KBC Campus Director and KBC Student Services Manager will notify and consult the KPC College Director, who will in turn notify the Kenai River Campus Emergency Response Team.


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 After the initial notification, KBC may issue subsequent notifications/follow-up messages to the KBC community via email. The KBC Campus Director or designee will determine the content of subsequent notifications. The Campus Director may also disseminate emergency information to the larger KBC community by notifying the local media and/or enlisting the help of the Homer Police Department. 

If there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, an institution must follow its emergency notification procedures. An institution that follows its emergency notification procedures is not required to issue a timely warning based on the same circumstances; however, the institution must provide adequate follow-up information to the community as needed.

At the sound of a fire alarm or if you are instructed to evacuate, leave your work area immediately and proceed to the nearest exit, and leave the building. If you are the first to recognize a fire situation, activate the alarm, evacuate to a safe location using the nearest exit, and notify 911.

  1. Remain Calm
  2. Do NOT use Elevators, Use the Stairs.
  3. Assist the physically impaired. If any individual is unable to exit without using an elevator, secure a safe location near a stairwell, and immediately inform the responding Fire Dept. of the individual's location.
  4. Proceed to a clear area at least 50 feet from the building. Keep all walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  5. Make sure all personnel are out of the building.
  6. Do not re-enter the building until the all-clear notification is provided.

In the event that a building needs to be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area. The KBC Campus Director or KBC Student and Enrollment Services Manager may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that the entire KPC - Kachemak Bay Campus needs to be evacuated, the KBC Campus Director or KBC Student and Enrollment Services Manager may indicate the campus is closed. In the event of an emergency, the KBC Campus Director or KBC Student and Enrollment Services Manager may ask everyone to "shelter-in-place."

The KPC - Kachemak Bay Campus regularly schedules tests of KBC’s emergency plans. These tests, which may be announced or unannounced, are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution. The KBC Facilities Manager maintains a description of each test including a description of the exercise, the date and time of the test, and whether it was announced or unannounced. In coordination with at least one test per calendar year, KBC will send an email to the KBC community that contains a link to the KBC’s Emergency Response Plan. 

Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus

The Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) - Kenai River Campus (KRC) maintains an Emergency Response Plan that outlines responsibilities of campus units during emergencies. This plan outlines incident priorities, campus organization and specific responsibilities of particular units or positions.

University units are responsible for developing emergency response and continuity of operations plans for their areas and staff. Campus emergency management provides resources and guidance for the development of these plans.

At KRC, the College Director should be contacted at the first indication of an emergency. The College Director may be notified by calling 907-252-7479 or visiting Room 183 in the Brockel Building. When classes are in session in the evenings, the Evening Coordinator should be notified by calling 907-262-0346. The Facilities Supervisor can be contacted by calling 907-262-0302. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to phone 911 first and then contact the College Director or designee. However, if you call 911, it is still important to contact the College Director or Evening Coordinator because local emergency responders may not notify KRC representatives that they are responding to an emergency on campus. 

The College Director or designee has the responsibility of responding to, and summoning the necessary resources, to mitigate, investigate, and document any situation that may cause a significant emergency or dangerous situation. In addition, the College Director or designee has a responsibility to respond to such incidents to confirm or determine if the situation does in fact pose a threat to the community. If that is the case, the College Director or designee will immediately notify the campus community or the appropriate segment of the community, upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all students or employees occurring on campus. The College Director or designee will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. This notification may occur via email or through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email. Face to face communication may also be used in the event of an emergency on campus.  Students and employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu

As soon as is practical, the College Director or designee will assemble members of the KPC - Kenai River Campus Emergency Response Team (ERT) who will assist the College Director to manage the emergency. KPC - Kenai River campus ERT members include the College Director, Student Services Director, Campus Safety Officer, Administrative Services Director, Facilities Supervisor, Evening Coordinator, and Advancement Programs Manager. If the College Director or designee has not already made an emergency notification, the ERT will determine who should be notified, decide the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system.

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The KPC - Kenai River Campus ERT will notify and may consult the Anchorage campus Incident Management Team.

After the initial notification, the College Director or designee may issue subsequent notifications/follow-up messages to the KRC community via email. The College Director or designee will determine the content of subsequent notifications. The College Director may also disseminate emergency information to the larger KPC community by contacting the Borough, notifying the local media, and/or enlisting the help of the Soldotna Police Department.  

If there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, an institution must follow its emergency notification procedures. An institution that follows its emergency notification procedures is not required to issue a timely warning based on the same circumstances; however, the institution must provide adequate follow-up information to the community as needed.

At the sound of a fire alarm or if you are instructed to evacuate, leave your work area immediately and proceed to the nearest exit, and leave the building. If you are the first to recognize a fire situation, activate the alarm, evacuate to a safe location using the nearest exit, and notify 911.

  1. Remain Calm
  2. Do NOT use Elevators, Use the Stairs.
  3. Assist the physically impaired. If any individual is unable to exit without using an elevator, secure a safe location near a stairwell, and immediately inform the responding Fire Dept. of the individual's location.
  4. Proceed to a clear area at least 50 feet from the building. Keep all walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  5. Make sure all personnel are out of the building.
  6. Do not re-enter the building.

In the event that a building needs to be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area. The ERT may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that the entire KPC - Kenai River Campus needs to be evacuated, the ERT may indicate the campus is closed. In the event of an emergency, the ERT may ask everyone to "shelter-in-place."

The KPC - Kenai River Campus regularly schedules tests of the KRC’s emergency plans. These tests, which may be announced or unannounced, are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution. The KRC Safety Officer maintains a description of each test including a description of the exercise, the date and time of the test, and whether it was announced or unannounced. In coordination with at least one test per calendar year, the KRC Safety Officer will coordinate sending an email to the KRC community that contains a link to the KRC’s Emergency Response Plan. 

Kodiak College

Kodiak College maintains an Emergency Response Manual that outlines responsibilities of campus units during emergencies. This plan outlines incident priorities, campus organization and specific responsibilities of particular units or positions.

University units are responsible for developing emergency response and continuity of operations plans for their areas and staff. Campus emergency management provides resources and guidance for the development of these plans.

At Kodiak College, the College Director or designee should be contacted at the first indication of an emergency. The College Director may be notified by calling 907-486-1220 or visiting the Director's Office in Room 104 of the Benny Benson Building. In the evening hours, the Maintenance Technician should be notified. The Maintenance Technician may be notified by calling 907-310-0139 or 907-539-2537 or visiting the Facilities Services Office in Room 134 of the Technology Center. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to contact 911 (e.g. Kodiak Police Department or Fire Department) first and then contact the College Director or designee. It is important to contact the College Director or designee because local emergency responders may not notify the College Director or designee that they are responding to an emergency on campus.

If Kodiak College has a confirmed case of a highly-communicable disease on campus, or Kodiak College has confirmation that an individual or individuals on campus have been exposed to persons who have tested positive for a highly-communicable disease, such conditions would very likely warrant issuance of an Emergency Notification. 

The College Director or designee has the responsibility of responding to, and summoning the necessary resources, to mitigate, investigate, and document any situation that may cause a significant emergency or dangerous situation. In addition, the College Director or designee has a responsibility to respond to such incidents to confirm or determine if the situation does in fact pose a significant emergency or dangerous situation/threat to the community. If that is the case, the College Director or designee will immediately notify the campus community or the appropriate segment of the community, upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all students or employees occurring on campus. The College Director or designee will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. This notification may occur via email, verbally, and/or through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email. Face to face communication may also be used in the event of an emergency on campus. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu. Staff and faculty may also be called personally.

As soon as is practical, the College Director or designee will call together members of the Kodiak College Incident Management Team (IMT) to help manage the emergency. If the College Director or designee has not already made an emergency notification, the Kodiak College IMT will determine who should be notified (i.e. the appropriate segment(s) of the UA community), decide the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system.


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The Kodiak College IMT will notify and may consult with the Anchorage campus Incident Management Team. The Kodiak College IMT has both the decision-making and financial authority to address emergencies on campus. The Kodiak College IMT may ask the Kodiak College Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) to help respond to the emergency. The CERT is a volunteer group of faculty and staff members who receive periodic training on how to be a first responder including fire-fighting, triage, first-aid, and light search-and-rescue. The CERT can be contacted by calling the College Director at 907-486-1220.

After the initial notification, the Kodiak College IMT may issue subsequent notifications/follow-up messages to Kodiak College via email or phone. CERT members may post flyers at each entrance to buildings affected by the emergency. CERT members may walk around campus to classrooms, offices, and parking lots to make verbal announcements. The College Director or designee may post announcements on the Kodiak College website at www.koc.alaska.edu. The College Director or designee may also disseminate emergency information to the larger Kodiak community via contacting the local radio station or coordinating with the Kodiak Police Department to notify nearby community members who may be in danger. The larger community can also access emergency information via the Kodiak College homepage and/or social media.

If there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, an institution must follow its emergency notification procedures. An institution that follows its emergency notification procedures is not required to issue a timely warning based on the same circumstances; however, the institution must provide adequate follow-up information to the community as needed.

At the sound of a fire alarm or if you are instructed to evacuate, leave your work area immediately and proceed to the nearest exit, leave the building. If you are the first to recognize a fire situation, activate the alarm, evacuate to a safe location using the nearest exit, and notify 911.

  1. Remain Calm
  2. Do NOT use Elevators, Use the Stairs.
  3. Assist the physically impaired. If any individual is unable to exit without using an elevator, secure a safe location near a stairwell, and immediately inform the responding fire department of the individual's location.
  4. Proceed with evacuation to the Emergency Assembly Area (far north end of the main parking lot). Keep all walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  5. Make sure all personnel are out of the building.
  6. Do not re-enter the building until an all clear has been established.

In the event that a building needs to be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area. The Kodiak College IMT may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that the entire Kodiak College campus needs to be evacuated, the Kodiak College IMT may indicate the campus is closed. In the event of an emergency, the Kodiak College IMT may ask everyone to "shelter-in-place."

Kodiak College regularly schedules tests of the Kodiak College Emergency Response Plan (ERP). The Kodiak College ERP contains plans for fires, explosions, earthquakes, active shooters, bomb threats, bear encounters, power outages, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, lockdown orders, and campus evacuations. These tests, which may be announced or unannounced, are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution. The College Director maintains a description of each test including a description of the exercise, the date and time of the test, and whether it was announced or unannounced. In coordination with at least one test per calendar year, Kodiak College will send an email to the campus community that contains a link to the Kodiak College ERP.

Matanuska-Susitna College

Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) maintains an Emergency Response Plan as outlined in the corresponding MSC Manual for the Emergency Response Plan.  This manual describes the responsibilities of campus units during emergencies. This manual also outlines incident priorities, campus organization, and specific responsibilities of particular units or positions.

Mat-Su College, as a campus within UAA, is responsible for developing emergency response and continuity of operations plans for their areas and staff. These operational plans are developed in consultation with both UAA and UA Statewides leadership. Campus emergency management provides resources and guidance for the development of these emergency response and continuity of operations plans.

In the event of an emergency at MSC, contact 911. After contact with 911, and/or in the event of less urgent situations, contact the College Director or designee. During the evening hours, Physical Plant personnel should be contacted after calling 911. The College Director or designee should always be notified of all significant problems within twenty-four hours, if not sooner. Contact information is as follows: 

  • College Director's Office 907-745-9726, Jalmar Kerttula Building (JKB) 101
  • Physical Plant 907-745-9789

In the unlikely event that neither the College Director’s office nor the Physical Plant can be notified in a timely manner, then UAA’s University Police Department (UPD) should be notified by calling 907-786-1120. 

If MSC has a confirmed case of a highly-communicable disease on campus, or MSC has confirmation that an individual or individuals on campus have been exposed to person(s) who have tested positive for a highly-communicable disease, such conditions would very likely warrant issuance of an Emergency Notification. 

The College Director or designee has the responsibility of responding to and summoning the necessary resources to mitigate, investigate, and document any situation that may, or does, cause a significant emergency or dangerous situation. In addition, the College Director or designee has a responsibility to respond to such incidents to confirm or determine if the situation does in fact pose a significant emergency or dangerous situation/threat to the campus or immediate community. If that is the case, the College Director or designee will immediately notify the campus community or the appropriate segment of the community, upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all students or employees occurring on campus. The College Director or designee will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. This notification may occur via UAA email, or through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email. Face to face communication may also be used in the event of an emergency on campus. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu.

As soon as is practical, the College Director or designee will assemble members of the MSC Incident Management Team (IMT) who will assist the College Director to manage the emergency. MSC IMT members include the College Director, Physical Plant Coordinator, Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Administrative Services, Director of Student Services, IS Manager, Assistant to the Director, Accounting Supervisor, Library Director, Learning Center Manager, and Theater Director. If the College Director or designee has not already made an emergency notification, the MSC IMT will determine who should be notified (i.e., the appropriate segment(s) of the UA community), decide the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system. 

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 The College Director, Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Student Services, or the Theater Director, who are members of the MSC IMT as listed in the manual for Emergency Response Plan, will notify and consult with the Anchorage campus Incident Management Team on Clery reportable crimes. The MSC IMT has both the decision-making and financial authority needed to address emergencies on campus. The MSC IMT may ask the MSC Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT), as listed within the Emergency Response Plan Manual, to help respond to an emergency. The CERT can be contacted by calling the College Director’s Office, 907-745-9726. The MSC IMT meets as needed during Executive Staff meetings that occur twice a month. Annually the MSC IMT meets to review and revise as necessary this policy and the manual for the Emergency Response Plan. 

After the initial notification, the MSC IMT may issue subsequent notifications/follow-up messages to the MSC community via announcements on the MSC website: www.matsu.alaska.edu. The MSC IMT will determine the content of subsequent notifications. MSC IMT members may post flyers at each entrance to buildings affected by the emergency or walk around campus and make verbal announcements. The College Director may also disseminate emergency information to the larger MSC community by contacting the homeowners association of the subdivision adjacent to the college, contacting the Borough, notifying the local media, and/or enlisting the help of the Alaska State Troopers to notify individuals affected by the emergency. The larger community can also access emergency information via the MSC homepage and/or social media.

If there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, the institution will follow its emergency notification procedures. The institution that follows its emergency notification procedures is not required to issue a timely warning based on the same circumstances; however, the institution must provide adequate follow-up information to the community as needed.

The procedures for the following incidences are detailed within the manual for the Emergency Response Plan: 

  • Fire
  • Explosions 
  • Earthquakes
  • Bomb Threats
  • Power Outages
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Hazardous Material Conditions
  • Criminal Activity
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Threats
  • Domestic Violence Situations
  • Active Shooter
  • Deaths on or Near Campus
  • Wildlife & Animal Incident
  • Suicide Threat
  • Volcano

At the sound of a fire alarm or if you are instructed to evacuate, leave your work area immediately and proceed to the nearest exit, and leave the building. If you are the first to recognize a fire situation, activate the alarm, evacuate to a safe location using the nearest exit, and notify the Alaska State Troopers (907-745-2131) Police Emergency or dial 911. 

  1. Remain Calm 
  2. Do NOT use Elevators, Use the Stairs. 
  3. Assist the physically impaired. If any individual is unable to exit without using an elevator, secure a safe location near a stairwell, and immediately inform the police or the responding fire department of the individual's location.
  4. Proceed to a clear area at least 50 feet from the building. Keep all walkways clear for emergency vehicles. 
  5. Make sure all personnel are out of the building.
  6. Do not re-enter the building.

In the event that a building must be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area. The MSC IMT may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that the entire campus needs to be evacuated, the MSC IMT may indicate the campus is closed. In the event of an emergency, the MSC IMT may ask everyone to shelter-in-place.

MSC regularly schedules tests of the MSC emergency plans. These tests, which may be announced or unannounced, are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution. The Physical Plant Coordinator maintains a description of each test including a description of the exercise, the date and time of the test, and whether it was announced or unannounced. In coordination with at least one test per calendar year, MSC will send an email to the MSC community with a summary of the MSC emergency response plan. Summaries of the emergency response plan are also handed out annually to students and employees in conjunction with these tests.

Prince William Sound College

Prince William Sound College (PWSC) maintains an Emergency Operations Plan that outlines responsibilities of campus units during emergencies. This plan outlines incident priorities, campus organization and specific responsibilities of particular units or positions.

University units are responsible for developing emergency response and continuity of operations plans for their areas and staff. Campus emergency management provides resources and guidance for the development of these plans.

At Prince William Sound College, the College Director or designee should be contacted at the first indication of an emergency. The College Director may be notified by calling 907-834-1662 or visiting Room 141B in the main campus building. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to phone 911 first and then contact the College Director or designee. However, if you call 911, it is still important to contact the College Director or designee because local emergency responders may not notify the College Director or designee that they are responding to an emergency on campus. In the evening hours, please call 911 first, and then notify PWSC administration by calling 907-834-1606. The Housing Manager may also be contacted by calling 907-834-1634 during business hours or after hours through the RA on call at 907-831-1264.

If PWSC has a confirmed case of a highly-communicable disease on campus, or PWSC has confirmation that an individual or individuals on campus have been exposed to persons who have tested positive for a highly-communicable disease, such conditions would very likely warrant issuance of an Emergency Notification. 

The College Director or designee has the responsibility of responding to, and summoning the necessary resources, to mitigate, investigate, and document any situation that may cause a significant emergency or dangerous situation. In addition, the College Director or designee has a responsibility to respond to such incidents to confirm or determine if the situation does in fact pose a significant emergency or dangerous situation/threat to the community. If that is the case, the College Director or designee will immediately notify the campus community or the appropriate segment of the community, upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all students or employees occurring on campus. The College Director or designee will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. This notification may occur via PWSC email or through the UA Alerts notification system which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email. In addition, the PWSC Incident Management Team (IMT) will initiate a "phone tree" system to attempt to notify employees by email, phone, and/or text message as soon as possible. Face to face communication may also be used in the event of an emergency on campus. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to uaalert.alaska.edu

As soon as is practical, the College Director or designee will assemble members of the PWSC IMT who will assist the College Director to manage the emergency. PWSC IMT members include the College Director, Assistant to the Director, Academic & Student Affairs Director, Administrative Services Director, and Assistant Director of Academic Affairs. If the College Director or designee has not already made an emergency notification, the PWSC IMT will determine who should be notified (i.e. the appropriate segment(s) of the UA community), decide the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system.

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The College Director or designee will notify the UAA Incident Management Team by contacting UAA UPD at 907-786-1120. The PWSC IMT has both the decision-making and financial authority needed to address emergencies on campus. The PWSC IMT meets once a semester for training and to review campus emergency plans.

After the initial notification, the PWSC IMT or their agents may issue subsequent notifications/follow-up messages to the PWSC campus community. They may post flyers at each entrance to academic buildings affected by the emergency. The College Director and Assistant to the Director may also disseminate emergency information to the larger Valdez community by contacting local media including radio stations and appropriate agencies. The larger community can also access emergency information via the Prince William Sound College homepage and/or social media.

If there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, an institution must follow its emergency notification procedures. An institution that follows its emergency notification procedures is not required to issue a timely warning based on the same circumstances; however, the institution must provide adequate follow-up information to the community as needed.

At the sound of a fire alarm or if you are instructed to evacuate, leave your work area immediately and proceed to the nearest exit, and leave the building. If you are the first to recognize a fire situation, activate the alarm, evacuate to a safe location using the nearest exit, and notify 911. 

  1. Remain calm. 
  2. Use the exit stairs if you are on the second floor of the Health and Fitness Center. 
  3. Assist the physically impaired. If any individual is unable to exit, secure a safe location, and immediately inform the Valdez Police Department or Valdez Fire Department of the individual's location. For example, the Health and Fitness Center area of refuge located at the second floor emergency exit would be an example of a safe location to wait for help. 
  4. If at the main campus, proceed to the assembly area located in the south parking lot located at 303 Lowe Street. Keep all walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  5. If at student housing or the Facilities Shop/Warehouse, proceed to the assembly area located in the south parking lot of the Facilities Shop/Warehouse located at 153 Pioneer Drive. Keep all walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  6. If at the Millwright Shop located at 236 Fidalgo Drive, proceed to a clear area at least 150 feet from the building. Keep all walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  7. Make sure all personnel are out of the building.
  8. Do not re-enter the building.

In the event that a building needs to be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area. The PWSC IMT may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that the entire PWSC campus needs to be evacuated, the PWSC IMT may indicate the campus is closed. In the event of a campus-wide evacuation, on campus residents would be asked to stay with relatives or friends that live in or around Valdez. If on-campus residents do not have local relatives or friends off campus, the Housing Manager will coordinate alternative housing for on-campus residents. In the event of an emergency, the PWSC IMT may ask everyone to "shelter-in-place."

The PWSC IMT and the Administrative Services Director make safety announcements and reminders to the College community throughout the year. When the PWSC IMT needs to inform the campus community about campus closures due to snow or other safety issues, notifications will be made using the following forms of communication:

  • PWSC Website (www.pwsc.alaska.edu)
  • PWSC page on Facebook
  • Personal notifications via email, telephone, and text messages from UA Alerts
  • Radio stations KVAK 93.3 FM and KCHU 770 AM

PWSC regularly schedules tests of the PWSC emergency plans. These tests, which may be announced or unannounced, are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution. Both College employees and students are invited to participate in emergency preparedness training exercises once per year. In every planned exercise, there is an after-action review that is written and distributed to the administration. The Administrative Services Director keeps a description of each test, including a description of the exercise, the date and time of the test, and whether it was announced or unannounced. In coordination with at least one test per calendar year, PWSC will publish its emergency response and evacuation procedures by including a link to the Emergency Operations Plan in a campus-wide email announcement. For further information regarding PWSC's emergency response preparedness, please visit www.pwsc.alaska.edu.

PWSC Extension Centers

At the Copper Basin or Cordova extension centers, the Center Director or designee should be contacted at the first indication of an emergency. The Copper Basin Extension Center Director can be notified by calling 907-822-3673. The Cordova Extension Center Director can be reached by calling 907-424-7598. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to phone 911 first and then contact the Center Director. However, if you call 911, it is still important to contact the Center Director because local emergency responders may not notify the Director that they are responding to an emergency on campus.

The Extension Center Director or designee will notify the IMT on the Valdez Campus to assist in managing the emergency. The Extension Center Director or the IMT will immediately notify the appropriate segment of the community, upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all students or employees occurring at that site. The IMT and/or Extension Center Director will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. This notification will be communicated in person due to the small size of each building. See the Valdez Campus section above for a description of the role and response plan of the IMT for PWSC.

Subsequent notifications may be made via the respective community's radio station (KXGA 90.5 FM in Glennallen, or KCHU 88.1 FM in Cordova), by email, or be conducted by other means available within those smaller communities.

Shelter-in-Place Procedures - What it Means to "Shelter-in-Place"

If an incident occurs and the buildings or areas nearby become unsafe, or if the air outdoors becomes dangerous due to toxic or irritating substances, it is usually safer to stay indoors, because leaving the area may expose you to that danger. Thus, to "shelter-in-place" means to make a shelter of the building that you are in, and with a few adjustments, this location can be made even safer and more comfortable until it is safe to go outside.

Basic "Shelter-in-Place" Guidance

If an incident occurs and the building you are in is not damaged, stay inside (seeking an interior room) until you are told it is safe to come out. Seal doors and window openings to keep bad air out. If the building is damaged, take your personal belongings (purse, wallet, Wolfcard) and follow the evacuation procedures for your building (close your door, proceed to the nearest exit, and use the stairs instead of the elevators). Once you have evacuated, seek shelter at the nearest University building quickly. If police or fire department personnel are on the scene, follow their directions.

How You Will Know to "Shelter-in-Place"

A shelter-in-place notification may come from several sources, including University Police (UPD), Housing or Residence Life staff members, other University employees, Anchorage Police (APD), or other authorities.

How to "Shelter-in-Place"

If you receive a notification to shelter-in-place, do the following:

  1. If you are inside, stay where you are. Collect any emergency shelter-in-place supplies and a telephone to be used in the case of emergency. On the Anchorage campus, every building has an emergency supplies bucket on each floor. If you are outdoors, proceed into the closest building quickly or follow instructions from emergency personnel on the scene.
  2. Locate a room to shelter inside. It should be:
    • An interior room;
    • Above ground level; and
    • Without windows or with the least number of windows. If there is a large group of people inside a building, several rooms may be necessary.
  3. Shut and lock all windows (tighter seal) and close exterior doors.
  4. Close vents to ventilation systems if you are able. (University staff will turn off ventilation as quickly as possible.)

Building Access, Safety, and Maintenance of Campus Facilities

Anchorage, Aviation Technology Complex, and University Center Campuses

Most campus administrative and educational buildings and facilities are accessible to members of the community, guests, and visitors. During the academic year, normal business hours are Monday through Friday, while limited hours are maintained on Saturday and Sunday. During semester breaks, hours of access may be greatly reduced. During summer breaks and semester breaks, the University often undertakes maintenance and renewal projects that might interfere with building and parking access. For University observed holidays, most buildings are closed to all but approved employees.

The University Police (UPD) maintains security of all campus buildings, including residential facilities. UPD locks and unlocks buildings as scheduled by the Building Access Policy. During weekdays, contracted custodial services personnel unlock buildings starting at 6:00 am. Employees are allowed access to campus buildings after hours and during campus closures with supervisor approval. Students’ requests for access after hours require approval on a case by case basis and are coordinated and approved by individual departments who have UPD delegated authority. UPD regularly patrols the campuses and walks through buildings.

Anchorage Residential Community Facility Access

The Anchorage residential campus provides on-campus housing for up to 1,000 students. Traditional residence halls are secured 24 hours a day and are accessible only by swiping an authorized key card. Apartments also remain locked at all times; only current residents are provided key cards that access their apartments. Access to residential community living spaces is restricted to residents of a specific residence hall or apartment, their escorted guests, and students enrolled in courses held in the halls. Residents must escort guests at all times.

Both University Housing and Residence Life (known collectively as On-Campus Living) are available to address students' concerns during normal business hours. In all residential areas, Resident Advisors are on duty from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and University holidays. In the residential facilities, maintenance requests can be called in to University Housing at 907-751-7202. Residents should submit a maintenance request to the Housing Office immediately for services such as smoke detector battery changes, carbon monoxide detector maintenance or water damage threats.

Security Considerations Used in the Maintenance of Campus Facilities

The Anchorage campus Maintenance staff responds to all requests for repairs. University property repairs are logged in with Facilities Work Management at 907-786-6980. After hours maintenance emergencies are reported to UPD at 907-786-1120 who will contact the Facilities duty staff. Building managers and maintenance staff monitor campus facilities and address safety concerns as they arise. The Annual Building Blitz (annual building inspections) are performed at each building to review safety items and repairs required to ensure and achieve safe operations. Inspections include review of exit pathways and emergency lighting. For campus safety related to the grounds, trails, sidewalks, and parking and to ensure exterior lighting is in working order, Facilities sponsors a campus-wide annual nighttime safety walk during the fall semester. Safety concerns may also be directed to Facilities Maintenance or UPD. For example, it would be appropriate to call Facilities Maintenance first, and if no answer, then UPD to report concerns about icy sidewalks. UPD will refer the concerns to the appropriate University department to address. Safety is everyone's business.

Chugiak-Eagle River Campus

The Chugiak-Eagle River campus is accessible to members of the community, guests, and visitors. During the academic year, normal business hours are 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday. During semester breaks, hours of access may be greatly reduced. Campus is closed to all but employees for University observed holidays.

Facilities are maintained by the Anchorage School District (ASD) and any of their approved contractors or other designees. The ASD maintains the security of Eagle River High School by unlocking exterior doors in the operational hour and securing exterior doors at the designated closing time. The ASD has not provided keys for the Eagle River High School facility to UAA employees. Access to the building is obtained by scheduling room-specific access through ASD’s scheduling team.

To report a maintenance issue, call 907-786-7601 or visit Room C128 in the Eagle River High School, and ASD will be notified immediately.

The Chugiak-Eagle River campus does not have any on campus residences.

Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay Campus

The Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus (KBC) is accessible to members of the community, guests and visitors. Normal business hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays. On Saturdays when there are classes and/or workshops in session, KBC is typically open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. The campus is typically closed on Sundays, although they may be opened for special events, such as lectures or meetings. During semester breaks, hours of access may be greatly reduced. KBC is closed to all but employees for University observed holidays. 

The campus maintenance personnel maintain the security of all campus buildings by unlocking exterior doors in the morning and securing exterior doors at the designated closing time. Designated employees have electronic keys/codes which allow them access to the campus after hours. The Homer Police Department makes routine patrols through the campus parking lots and occasionally checks the exterior doors after hours. 

The KBC maintenance department is responsible for ensuring that there are no facility-related security concerns. They routinely check all areas of the campus and parking lots and all security concerns are handled in a timely manner.

The Kachemak Bay campus does not have any on campus residences.

Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus

The Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus (KRC) is accessible to members of the community, guests and visitors. During the academic year, normal business hours are from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday. When classes or workshops are in session on Saturdays, KRC is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. KRC is typically closed on Sundays, though it may be opened for special events, such as lectures or meetings. During semester breaks, hours of access may be greatly reduced. The campus is closed to all but employees for University observed holidays.

The main campus entrances are not locked or monitored during regular business hours. The KRC Facilities Department maintains access to the main campus. Campus maintenance personnel maintain the security of all campus buildings by unlocking exterior doors in the morning and securing exterior doors at the designated closing time. Designated employees have electronic key cards which allow access to the campus after hours.

Campus maintenance personnel respond to all requests for repairs in a timely manner. The KRC maintenance department is responsible for ensuring that there are no facility-related security concerns. They routinely check all areas of the campus and parking lots and all security concerns are handled in a timely manner.

KRC does not have any on campus residences.

Kodiak College

Educational buildings and facilities are accessible to members of the community, guests, and visitors. During the academic year, normal business and student hours are Monday through Friday. During semester breaks, hours of access may be greatly reduced. Most buildings are closed to all but employees for University observed holidays and closures. Contact the College Director's Office for more specific information on operational hours.

The Facilities Department maintains security of all campus buildings. Facilities personnel unlock buildings beginning at 7:00 am and are a presence on campus with regular walkthroughs for building maintenance. Facilities personnel lock buildings beginning at 10:00 pm or earlier if there are no classes scheduled in the building. Employees requesting access to campus buildings must be registered with Maintenance to have a key or be on the key list.

The Kodiak campus maintenance staff responds to all requests for repairs. If you need to have Kodiak campus property repaired, please call Facilities Maintenance at 907-486-1221. If you need assistance after hours, please call 907-539-2537.

Kodiak College does not have any on campus residences.

Matanuska-Susitna College

Most campus buildings are accessible to students, staff, faculty, guests, and visitors. During the academic year the college buildings are open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, and closed Sunday and holidays. During semester breaks, hours are reduced to meet college needs. Buildings may be accessed when closed through the use of emergency phones located at building entrances. Physical Plant personnel will respond to these calls and grant access as appropriate. Limited faculty and staff have exterior door keys for use during closures.

Physical Plant personnel respond to all calls for repairs and maintenance. They are accessed by calling 907-745-9789 (radio) or 907-745-9750. Other emergencies after hours should be reported to the Alaska State Troopers by dialing 911.

Matanuska-Susitna College does not have any on campus residences.

Prince William Sound College

Most Prince William Sound College (PWSC) campus educational buildings and facilities are accessible to members of the community, guests, and visitors. During the academic year, normal business hours are Monday through Friday, while limited or no hours are maintained on Saturday and Sunday. During semester breaks, hours of access may be greatly reduced. During summer breaks and semester breaks, the College often undertakes maintenance and renewal projects that might interfere with building and parking access. For College-observed holidays, most buildings are closed to all but employees.

PWSC Maintenance personnel maintain all campus buildings. Maintenance staff members lock and unlock buildings as scheduled by the Academic Affairs Office and the Facilities Office. The custodial contractor locks the building in the evening based on the scheduling office published calendar. Request for access to buildings after hours on weekends or holidays is coordinated by an administrator or the Facilities Maintenance staff on a case-by-case basis.

Prince William Sound College Residential Community

The Valdez campus provides on campus housing for up to 39 students. Apartment-style residence halls are secured and locked 24 hours a day and are accessible only by swiping an authorized key card, issued by the Housing Manager. Apartments also remain locked at all times; only current students are provided key cards that access their apartments. Access to residential community living spaces is restricted to students of a specific residence hall or apartment and their escorted guests. Students must escort guests at all times.

Student Housing and Residence Life staff are available to address students' concerns during normal business hours. Within the housing complex, student advisors are on duty from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and college holidays. They can be reached outside business hours by calling 907-831-1264, and they can contact an on-call administrator to assist with any significant problems. In the residential facilities, maintenance requests can be completed online at https://pwsc.alaska.edu/student-life/residence-life/housing-maintenance.cshtml. Students should submit a maintenance request to the Residence Life Office immediately for services such as smoke detector battery changes or carbon monoxide detector maintenance. The Housing Manager can be reached by calling 907-834-1634 or by emailing pwsc.housing@alaska.edu.

Security Considerations Used in the Maintenance of Campus Facilities

The maintenance staff responds to all requests for repairs. If you need to have College property repaired, please call Facilities Maintenance at 907-834-1636. The Campus Safety Committee meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters to review concerns about safety on campus. Maintenance staff monitor campus facilities and address safety concerns as they arise including pathways and parking lot lighting and egress lighting in the hallways. Safety concerns may also be directed to Facilities Maintenance staff. For example, it would be appropriate to call Maintenance to report concerns about icy sidewalks. Members of the campus community at large are encouraged to communicate safety concerns as they are identified. Safety is everyone's business.

Criminal Activity at Noncampus Locations

No UAA campuses have noncampus housing or officially recognized student organizations that own or control noncampus housing facilities. Therefore, local police are not used to monitor and record criminal activity since there are no noncampus locations of student organizations. 

However, many students live in neighborhoods surrounding the Anchorage campus. While the Anchorage Police Department (APD) has primary jurisdiction in all areas off campus, University Police do respond to incidents in close proximity to campus and do assist APD personnel in responding to other calls for service near campus.

Security Awareness Programs

Anchorage, Aviation Technology Complex, Chugiak-Eagle River, and University Center Campuses

The University of Alaska provides general safety education to incoming students at New Student Orientation and Campus Kick-Off, a carnival event at the beginning of fall semester that welcomes students to campus. Alaska Middle College School students are provided safety education at their annual orientation in August at the Anchorage campus. The Student Handbook is available to all students and includes multiple tips and resources for students about safety. The Student Handbook is available online at catalog.uaa.alaska.edu/handbook.

Last year through MyUA all employees completed a Title IX: Sex and Gender Based Discrimination Prevention for Faculty and Staff training or refresher.  There are also Anti-bullying in the Workplace, and Injury and Illness Prevention modules that are available to employees, but not required on an annual basis.

Residence Life takes extra steps to educate students about safety. Community programs and safety programs that are mandatory for students occur at the start of each fall and spring semester. Students are provided a link to the Community Living Standards which includes guidelines on how to remain safe in a residential living environment. Finally, Resident Advisors, Apartment Community Assistants, and Peer Academic & Wellness Leaders sponsor safety programs in the residential community on a monthly basis. Fire drill evacuations occur in the residential community every semester. Infographics are also used to educate residents on safety concerns.

Last year UAA Residence Life offered the following security awareness programs:

  • 40 community meetings at various halls throughout the year. The initial, mandatory meetings review policies, community living standards and safety while the subsequent meetings allow students to connect with staff, review policies, go over safety concerns, and ask questions.
  • 5 Drug & Alcohol awareness programs designed to educate students about university policies, health risks connected with alcohol and drugs, and to encourage students to make safe choices.
  • 3 Earthquake Safety programs that provided an overview of earthquake safety on campus.
  • 2 Welcome Home programs mandatory for students returning from spring break. One event consisted of a review of policies, community living standards and safety concerns. At the other event, the University Police Department (UPD) facilitated a conversation about safety and encouraged students to see UPD as a resource.
  • 13 Campus Walk or similar events where residents were encouraged to spend time outside each week in groups for safety.
  • 4 print and/or social media campaigns that included how to build a basic safety kit, a Spikies campaign encouraging students to pick up a free pair of winter cleats, a Vehicle Theft/Break-in safety campaign and a fireplace safety card for students who live in residences with a fireplace.
  • 1 Coronavirus Defense program during which residents were taught about COVID and prevention measures.

Last year, Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education put on 65 prevention programs including bystander intervention, personal safety, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and drug safety, and suicide prevention as part of Safety Awareness Month, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Spring Break Safety, Mental Health Monday tabling, and other timely events. All events were designed to educate employees and students about personal safety and to encourage them to make their community a safer place. Once a semester the Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Educator partnered with the University Police Department to do outreach tabling to encourage the University community to ask questions related to their safety. Events of this nature were held monthly throughout the year to engage students, faculty, and staff in the form of trainings, distribution of informational materials, and events. In these programs, students and employees were encouraged to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. All programming was open to students, faculty and staff except a few presentations that are requested in specific classes.

The Athletics department provides student athletes with information regarding safety during their annual orientation and regular team meetings. All the materials covered during the orientation and gatherings were also included in the UAA Student-Athlete Handbook. The topics include campus drug and alcohol policies, reporting a crime, the Silent Witness program, hazing, mental health and reporting injury and illness. All Athletic students are required to complete the annual Title IX training.

UAA's Emergency Manager conducts evacuation drills of campus buildings once per year, totaling twenty-two drills for FY20. The Emergency Manager also facilitated the Great Alaska Shakeout earthquake exercise, which used a mass alert system to prompt students and employees to drop, cover and hold on during the simulated seismic event.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) also offered a variety of educational programs and crisis exercises to employee and student groups throughout the year.  Eight programs were offered in which employees and students both participated, which included fire safety workshops, the annual Nighttime Safety walk and the first responder basic training in the case of a medical or building emergency. OEM conducted eighteen employee-only security awareness programs that included instructor training for MyPl youth preparedness curriculum, tabletop exercises regarding the pandemic, several FEMA courses, incident management presentations, First-Aid and CPR related courses and workshops, Sender training for the UAAlert notification system, Safety Warden basic training, and a seminar on Emergency Operations Center function and staffing during a major crisis. All events were geared toward educating the UAA community on safety and emergency preparedness.  Participants were trained in how to recognize an unsafe situation, how to respond, and what steps to take to protect themselves and help others.

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 UPD 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 University Police and respond to scenes with a supplied gear pack and Team jacket or vest.

Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) - Kachemak Bay (KBC) and Kenai River (KRC) Campuses

Students are provided security awareness information during New Student Orientation that is conducted on campus each fall and spring semester.

Fire drill evacuation and lockdown drills are conducted annually on both campuses in academic buildings and once a semester in the KRC Residence Halls. 

KRC does not have on campus living facilities for the 2020-2021 academic year. However, last year, Residence Life staff explained safety procedures to students living on campus during mandatory floor meetings held twice a semester, and written instructions were provided in the Residence Hall Handbook and were posted in each apartment. In addition, Residence Life staff provided personal and community safety programs throughout each semester to residential students. Last year, 22 programs were offered and included alcohol, drug and wellness education, personal safety bystander intervention, sexual assault prevention, suicide prevention and ALICE active shooter training. Flyers, signs and brochures were located throughout the hall at all times and included information on topics such as fire safety, suicide prevention lifeline, community resources, respect & safety online & on campus, and Narcan information. 

During the fall 2019 semester, KPC coordinated with UAA’s Office of Equity and Compliance to offer video-conference Title IX training for students  at both the KRC and KBC campuses. Last year, both KRC and KBC hosted A.L.I.C.E. Active Shooter Response training for staff and faculty. 

On the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, approximately 21 staff and faculty are members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT). They have been trained in First Aid and CPR and are equipped with identifying vests and emergency radios. They provide a first response in the event of an injury or other emergency on campus. The KRC ERT meets a minimum of twice annually. New members are trained as necessary. At the Kachemak Bay campus, the majority of staff/faculty have First Aid/CPR certification and received ERT training. The KBC ERT team meets at least twice yearly.

Kodiak College

The Kodiak College Safety Committee is responsible for addressing a variety of safety issues on the Kodiak campus. The Safety Committee meets three times per year.

Safety information is delivered to students, staff, and faculty through a variety of methods online and from safety personnel from the Anchorage campus. Course instructors in every class address general safety instruction at the beginning of each semester. 

Additionally, as safety issues arise during the semester, students, staff, and faculty are informed via email, word-of-mouth, electronic reader board announcements, and flyers distributed throughout campus. Faculty and staff also respond to safety concerns on a case by case basis, and students of concern are referred to the Academic Advisor, who then informs the student of community resources.

Faculty and staff receive general safety information upon initial hire and receive informational updates throughout the academic year during staff and faculty meetings. Additionally, all faculty and staff of Kodiak College are given a copy of the Kodiak College Emergency Response Plan and provided with updates as necessary.

Matanuska-Susitna College

Mat-Su College (MSC) Student Services organizes Safety Awareness programs for all enrolled students. New Student Orientation (NSO) is scheduled in both fall and spring semesters, and covers an introduction to Title IX, campus safety and students rights and responsibilities. Other topics presented at NSO include safety and emergency procedures, campus security, and the Drug Free Schools notification.  Students are also informed that they have five free counseling sessions offered through Mat-Su Health Services. Students enrolled in MSC’s Middle College program are given the same presentation during their orientation week.

MSC supplements the annual UA Title IX training with additional security awareness programs through Journey, a wellness program. During the past year, ten programs were offered to students. The educational programs provided information and resources on the following topics: alcohol & drug wellness, personal safety, bystander intervention, sexual assault prevention and suicide prevention. All programs were geared toward informing students about their health and safety, and encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves and to intervene when they see others being mistreated.

MSC held their annual Active Shooter training this past year, which was open to students and employees.

Additionally, MSC employees are given training for campus safety and emergency procedures with the assistance of the Physical Plant department. Many employees received community emergency response team training and participated in bi-annual emergency preparedness practices. MSC also maintains a Campus Safety webpage that employees are encouraged to be familiar with. Employees are also encouraged to complete the optional various safety and security awareness training opportunities offered by the University of Alaska through the MyUA portal.

Prince William Sound College

Prince William Sound College Residence Life takes extra steps to educate residential students about safety. Safety recommendations and guidelines are covered in Housing Orientation each semester, and the PWSC Community Living Standards is provided to students each year and outlines tips ranging from fire prevention to wildlife safety. Additionally, all units have a PWSC Emergency Guidebook posted in the apartment and all students sign a Public Safety Agreement upon move-in, committing to follow safety guidelines and to promote safety within the residential community on campus. Student Affairs staff provide annual programming on personal safety and being an active bystander. The Administrative Services Director also conducts fire drill evacuations on campus buildings once per year.

Crime Prevention Programs

Anchorage, Aviation Technology Complex, Chugiak-Eagle River, and University Center Campuses

The University of Alaska Anchorage campus utilizes a mobile app called UAA Safe which is downloadable for students, staff, and faculty to their electronic devices that offers multiple services including a mobile blue light function, real-time location tracking when activated, the ability to initiate a report, emergency contacts, support services, and information about how to stay safe and secure on campus.

On the Anchorage campus, the Call Team provides jumpstarts, vehicle unlocks, and walking safety escorts. Should individuals need assistance on campus, the Call Team can be reached at (907) 786-1103. Staff are available to assist Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm and Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during fall and spring semesters. Summer semester, staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. At any other time, University Police can provide these services.

University Police (UPD) provide crime prevention workshops to students, employees, and members of the community. UPD offers presentations on personal safety, theft/crime prevention, and active shooter. UPD can also perform a security audit of office spaces and buildings. These audits can include training for what to do in unsafe and/or dangerous office situations.

UPD also offers a personal self-defense course each semester for students on Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). The Rape Aggression Defense program teaches basic self-defense skills and techniques capitalizing on women’s lower center of gravity and greater lower body strength. The program assists women in gaining confidence in their own abilities, as well as making them more aware of their surroundings.

The Operation Identification program, engraving serial numbers or owner’s recognized numbers (e.g. driver’s license number) on items of value, is promoted by University Police; engravers are made available upon request free of charge by UPD.

On the Anchorage campus, University Police are able to monitor numerous cameras which have been placed throughout campus.

Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay and Kenai River Campuses

The Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River campus (KRC) has cameras throughout campus buildings and in the parking lot. Lockdown buttons have been implemented in key areas around campus and there is a network of lockdown/panic systems. The Kachemak Bay campus (KBC) also has security cameras throughout campus. 

Both campuses have an Evening Coordinator, and KBC has an evening Maintenance employee, who are available most nights to escort members of the campus community around campus if requested, and to respond to any safety concerns.

Kodiak College

Crime prevention pamphlets are provided directly to students at New Student Orientation. Additional crime prevention information is continuously displayed on the electronic information monitor located in the Campus Center Student Commons area. Crime prevention handouts and posters are located in the main entry-way of each campus building. The Kodiak College Campus Safety Committee is tasked with continuing development and maintenance of crime prevention programs in 2020-2021.

Matanuska-Susitna College

Students receive crime prevention information at New Student Orientation and have access to awareness activities on security and crime prevention issues in cooperation with local agencies. The College Director's Office coordinates periodic training and updates on security issues to employees.

Matanuska-Susitna College has call button phones outside of the Jalmar Kertulla Building and the Snodgrass Building, in addition to another call button phone inside the Fred and Sarah Machetanz Building. Individuals can use these phones to contact Physical Plant to report safety concerns. In addition, individuals can use these phones or call (907) 745-9789 to contact Physical Plant to request walking safety escorts across campus. 

Matanuska-Susitna College has security cameras in place throughout campus.

Prince William Sound College

Prince William Sound College has no crime prevention programs to report.

Missing Students

Anchorage Campus Residential Community

The Anchorage campus maintains a missing student notification policy and protocol for students who live on campus.

Missing Person Reports

If a resident has been missing or is believed to have been missing for 24 hours, individuals should report this to Residence Life or the University Police Department (UPD). UPD may be contacted 24 hours a day at (907) 786-1120. Residence Life may be contacted at (907) 751-7444 during business hours. During non-business hours, individuals may contact the Resident Advisor (RA) on duty.

Residential Community RA-On-Duy Phone Number
Main Apartment Complex and North Hall 907-529-9176
East Hall and Templewood 907-529-9178

Every report of a missing student must be forwarded to the one of the entities listed  above regardless of how long the student is believed to have been missing.  Individuals should not wait a full 24 hours to make a report.  

Once University officials receive a report that a student may be missing, they will immediately notify UPD. If University officials and/or UPD determine that a student is indeed missing, they will contact the Anchorage Police Department (APD) within 24 hours of when that determination is made and proceed with the missing student notification protocol. The only instance in which APD would not be contacted is if APD was the entity that made the determination that the student is missing.

Should a missing person report be filed on a resident's behalf, Residence Life will gather information from the individual reporting the missing person and University databases, to include details about the reason for the report and any information that can be gathered about the missing student such as:

  • Personal description;
  • Clothing last worn;
  • Locations where the resident may be;
  • Vehicle descriptions;
  • Information concerning the physical and mental well-being of the student;
  • Up-to-date photographs;
  • Class schedule; and/or
  • Roommates, witnesses or other persons who may have more information.

Residence Life staff may use any or all of the following actions to assist in locating the student:

  • Go to the student's room and if the student is not present, enter the student's room with UPD present;
  • Talk to the resident's roommates;
  • Secure a photo of the student;
  • Call or text the student's cell phone;
  • Call other phone numbers on record;
  • Send the student an email;
  • Check all possible campus locations the student may be; and/or
  • Check the student's vehicle.

Along with notifying UPD and APD, Residence Life staff will notify the resident’s confidential missing person contact and, if the resident is less than 18 years of age and not emancipated, the custodial parent or guardian of the resident. This notification will occur within 24 hours of determining that the student is missing.

Residents Younger than 18 Years Old

Residents who are under the age of 18 must provide parental emergency contact information on a form completed during housing check-in. Residents may also annually identify a confidential contact to be notified within 24 hours if the student is determined to be missing. Students will identify their confidential contact on a separate form completed during housing check-in and will be informed that the confidential contact information will only be used by authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers during a missing person investigation, and that it may not be disclosed in any other instance.  

Residents may make changes to the emergency contact and confidential contact forms at the Residence Life Office in the Gorsuch Commons. Anchorage campus professionals must notify both the resident's custodial parents or guardians and their additional confidential contact within 24 hours when a resident younger than 18 years old is determined to be missing.

Residents 18 Years and Older

Residents may annually identify a confidential contact to be notified within 24 hours if the student is determined to be missing. When students are informed of their option to provide a confidential contact, they are advised that only authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers will have access to this information, it will only be used in the furtherance of a missing person investigation and that it may not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation.  

Residents may register a confidential contact on a form completed during housing check-in. They may make changes to this form at the Housing Office in the Gorsuch Commons.

For all missing students, regardless of age, UAA will notify APD within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, unless APD was the entity that made the determination that the student is missing.

Missing Students Procedures

Should University officials and/or UPD investigate and determine that a residential student is missing, contact will then be made to the resident’s confidential contact, if that contact information has been provided, within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing. If the student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, University officials or UPD will notify the student’s parent or guardian and any other designated contact within 24 hours.  

Regardless of whether the student has identified an emergency and/or a confidential contact, is above the age of 18, or is an emancipated minor, UAA will inform the Anchorage Police Department that the student is missing within 24 hours.

Prince William Sound College Residential Community

The Prince William Sound College (PWSC) campus maintains a missing student notification policy and protocol for students who live on campus.

Missing Person Reports

If a resident has been missing or is believed to have been missing for 24 hours, individuals should report this to the Housing Manager at (907) 834-1634, the Student Affairs Director at (907) 831-1612, or the College Director at (907) 834-1662. In the evening hours, please call (907) 834-1606 to notify PWSC Administration. The Valdez Police Department may be contacted 24 hours a day at (907) 835-4560. 

Every report of a missing student must be forwarded to the one of the entities listed above regardless of how long the student is believed to have been missing.  Individuals should not wait a full 24 hours to make a report.  

Once PWSC officials receive a report that a student may be missing, they will immediately notify the Valdez Police Department (VPD). If PWSC officials determine that a student is indeed missing, they will coordinate with VPD within 24 hours of when that determination is made and proceed with the missing student notification protocol. The only instance in which VPD would not be contacted is if VPD was the entity that made the determination that the student is missing.

Should a missing person report be filed on a resident's behalf, PWSC Housing and/or Student Affairs will gather information from the individual reporting the missing person and University databases, to include details about the reason for the report and any information that can be gathered about the missing student such as:

  • Personal description;
  • Clothing last worn;
  • Locations where the resident may be;
  • Vehicle descriptions;
  • Information concerning the physical and mental well-being of the student;
  • Up-to-date photographs;
  • Class schedule; and/or
  • Roommates, witnesses or other persons who may have more information.

PWSC Housing and/or Student Affairs staff may use any or all of the following actions to assist in locating the student:

  • Go to the student's room and if the student is not present, enter the student's room with UPD present;
  • Talk to the resident's roommates;
  • Secure a photo of the student;
  • Call or text the student's cell phone;
  • Call other phone numbers on record;
  • Send the student an email;
  • Check all possible campus locations the student may be; and/or
  • Check the student's vehicle.

Along with notifying VPD, PWSC Housing staff will also notify the resident’s confidential missing person contact and, if the resident is less than 18 years of age and not emancipated, the custodial parent or guardian of the resident. This notification will occur within 24 hours of determining that the student is missing.

Residents Younger than 18 Years Old

Residents who are under the age of 18 must provide parental emergency contact information on a form completed during housing check-in. Residents may also annually identify a confidential contact to be notified within 24 hours if the student is determined to be missing. Students will identify their confidential contact on a separate form completed during housing check-in and will be informed that the confidential contact information will only be used by authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers during a missing person investigation, and that it may not be disclosed in any other instance.  

Residents may make changes to the emergency contact and confidential contact forms at the Housing Manager’s office in the main campus building, room 131E.  PWSC campus professionals must notify both the resident's custodial parents or guardians and their additional confidential contact within 24 hours when a resident younger than 18 years old is determined to be missing.

Residents 18 Years and Older

Residents may annually identify a confidential contact to be notified within 24 hours if the student is determined to be missing. When students are informed of their option to provide a confidential contact, they are advised that only authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers will have access to this information, it will only be used in the furtherance of a missing person investigation and that it may not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation.  

Residents may register a confidential contact on a form completed during housing check-in. They may make changes to this form at the Housing Manager’s office in the main campus building, room 131E. 

For all missing students, regardless of age, PWSC will notify VPD within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, unless VPD was the entity that made the determination that the student is missing.

Missing Students Procedures

Should PWSC officials and/or VPD investigate and determine that a residential student is missing, contact will then be made to the resident’s confidential contact, if that contact information has been provided, within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing. If the student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, PWSC officials will notify the student’s parent or guardian and any other designated contact within 24 hours.  

Regardless of whether the student has identified an emergency and/or a confidential contact, is above the age of 18, or is an emancipated minor, PWSC will inform the Valdez Police Department that the student is missing within 24 hours.

Alcohol and Illegal Drug Policy

The Dean of Students has the authority to approve events where beer and wine may be served to individuals of legal age with positive identification. Approval to serve beer and wine will be granted on designated premises for private University-sanctioned events for a limited period of time. The sale of beer or wine at University-sanctioned events on campus is only permissible in the Alaska Airlines Center and Seawolf Sports Complex. Personal consumption, possession, or display of beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverages is prohibited in University public places, except as it pertains to events in the Alaska Airlines Center and Seawolf Sports Complex. The possession of kegs and other large quantities of alcoholic beverages will only be allowed by special permission of the Chancellor.

Any person who exhibits offensive behavior, misconduct, excessive noise or creates a public disturbance on property owned or supervised by the University may be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action. University police and local police enforce state laws related to underage drinking. Violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fines and imprisonment.

Possession or use of marijuana or any other substance controlled pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 841 et seq. anywhere on University property is prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, as provided by applicable University regulation, campus procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations. University police and local police enforce federal and state drug laws. Violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fines and imprisonment.

UAA prohibits the unlawful possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs on campus.

Residence Life Alcohol Policy

UAA's residential communities provide a convenient and enriching living/learning environment. A major goal of the learning experience is to promote individual choice and responsible behavior. A major concern is maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning. Noise and irresponsible or disturbing behavior that distracts from the learning environment will result in disciplinary and/or legal action.

The alcohol policy for UAA's residential communities permits some residents who are a minimum of 21 years of age to possess and consume limited quantities of alcoholic beverages in certain apartments or suites in accordance with Residence Life policies. All other restrictions on personal alcohol consumption, outlined under the UAA Alcohol Policy and the Student Code of Conduct apply. The alcohol policy for UAA's residential communities may be found here:

https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/on-campus-living/current-residents/drug-and-alcohol-policy.cshtml

Student Code of Conduct Provisions for Alcohol and Drugs

Disciplinary action may be initiated by the University and disciplinary sanctions imposed against any student or student organization found responsible for committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of any category of conduct prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct including:

Student Code of Conduct 14: Misuse of Alcohol

  1. use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages in violation of local, state, or federal law, Regents' Policy, University Regulation, or MAU rules and procedures; or
  2. engaging in any other category of prohibited conduct while under the influence of alcohol may constitute a violation of this category.

Student Code of Conduct 15: Misuse of Drugs or Other Intoxicants

  1. use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of illegal drugs or other controlled substances in violation of local, state or federal law, Regents' Policy, University Regulation or MAU rules and procedures;
  2. abuse or misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications, other chemical substances or other intoxicants;
  3. use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of designer drugs; or
  4. engaging in any other category of prohibited conduct while under the influence of legal drugs or other intoxicants may constitute a violation of this category.

Alcohol and Drug Education

The University promotes the education of the whole student. UAA offers students and employees a variety of programs related to their well-being in order to create a University environment which encourages low-risk drinking choices through social-ecologically based institutional practices and policies. The Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education Program at UAA envisions a campus environment where student learning and success as well as employee work environments are unimpeded by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Intentional educational programming for the University community fosters learning and development to be able to make informed choices that promote responsibility.

University Students

The University offers numerous health education seminars, workshops, and events, and students are encouraged to participate. Additionally, personal counseling is available on the Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campuses. Students found in violation of alcohol and/or drug policies may be required to participate in alcohol and/or other drug education programs. In addition, students may be subject to local, state, and federal legal sanctions. UAA's Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator coordinates UAA's alcohol and drug education efforts, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, disciplinary sanctions related to substance abuse, and other substance abuse programming and training. To speak with the Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Educator, call the UAA Dean of Students Office at 907-786-1214.

University Employees

Employees experiencing substance abuse-related issues are strongly encouraged to seek confidential counseling services. The Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program is a free service provided for employees and their dependents and it offers a wide variety of counseling, referral, and consultation services that are completely confidential. The program can be accessed by contacting Deer Oaks directly at 1-888-993-7650 or online at www.deeroakseap.com. For more information on Deer Oaks, see https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/support/employee-assistance.php. The University of Alaska employee health insurance program contains benefits for some in-patient and out-patient treatment. Employees who misuse alcohol or drugs are subject to disciplinary action as well as local, state, and federal legal sanctions.

Alcohol and Drug Resources

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, University of Alaska Anchorage publishes information regarding the University’s educational programs related to drug and alcohol abuse prevention; sanctions for violations of federal, state, and local laws and University policy; a description of health risks associated with alcohol and other drug use; and a description of available treatment programs for UAA students and employees. A full listing of alcohol and drug education programs, resources, campus and community support, and other information can be found in the most recent Drug Free Schools Notification, available at the Anchorage campus Dean of Students Office in Rasmuson Hall 122 or online at www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/drug-free-schools-notification.cshtml. You may also request a copy be mailed to you by calling 907-786-1214.

Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

Introduction

The University of Alaska Anchorage prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (as defined by the Clery Act) and reaffirms its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of all members of the University community. Toward that end, the University of Alaska Anchorage issues this statement of policy to inform the campus community of our programs to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as well as the procedures for University administrative action in cases of alleged dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, which will be followed regardless of whether the incident occurs on or off campus when it is reported to a University official.

Federal Clery Act Definitions

The Clery Act defines the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as follows:

  • Domestic Violence:
    • By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
    • By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
    • By a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
    • By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or
    • By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
    1. A Felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed-
    2. For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and §668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
  • Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
    • Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.
    • Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence. 
      1. The existence of such a relationship shall be based on the reporting party's statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
      2. For the purposes of this definition—
      3. For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and §668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
  • Sexual Assault: An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. Per the National Incident-Based Reporting System User Manual from the FBI UCR Program, a sex offense is "any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent."
    • Rape is defined as the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
    • Fondling is defined as the touching of the private parts of another person for the purposes of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
    • Incest is defined as sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
    • Statutory Rape is defined as sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
  • Stalking:
    1. Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to-
      • Fear for the person's safety or the safety of others; or 
      • Suffer substantial emotional distress.
    2. For the purposes of this definition-
      • Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about, a person, or interferes with a person's property.
      • Reasonable person means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.
      • Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
    3. For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and section 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.

State of Alaska Legal Definitions

The State of Alaska defines the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

  • Domestic Violence: Alaska State law defines domestic violence and a crime involving domestic violence to mean one or more of the following offenses, or an attempt to commit one of these offenses, by a household member against another household member: murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault, reckless endangerment, stalking, kidnapping, custodial interference, human trafficking, sexual offenses including, among others, sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor, robbery, extortion, coercion, burglary, criminal trespass, arson or criminally negligent burning, criminal mischief, terrorist threatening, violating a protective order, harassment, and cruelty to animals.

    Household members to which the Alaska domestic violence laws apply include:
    • A current or former spouse;
    • A person who lives, or has previously lived with you, in the same household;
    • A person you have dated, or are presently dating;
    • A person with whom you have or have had a sexual relationship;
    • A parent, stepparent, grandparent, child or grandchild, aunt, uncle, cousin, second cousin or children of any of these persons.

The complete definition of domestic violence is found in Alaska Statute AS 18.66.990 as noted below.

(3) "domestic violence" and "crime involving domestic violence" mean one or more of the following offenses or an offense under a law or ordinance of another jurisdiction having elements similar to these offenses, or an attempt to commit the offense, by a household member against another household member:
(A) a crime against the person under AS 11.41;
(B) burglary under AS 11.46.300 - 11.46.310;
(C) criminal trespass under AS 11.46.320 - 11.46.330;
(D) arson or criminally negligent burning under AS 11.46.400 - 11.46.430;
(E) criminal mischief under AS 11.46.475 - 11.46.486;
(F) terrorist threatening under AS 11.56.807 or 11.56.810;
(G) violating a protective order under AS 11.56.740 (a)(1); or
(H) harassment under AS 11.61.120 (a)(2) - (4);
(4) "domestic violence program" means a program that provides services to the victims of domestic violence, their families, or perpetrators of domestic violence;
(5) "household member" includes
(A) adults or minors who are current or former spouses;
(B) adults or minors who live together or who have lived together;
(C) adults or minors who are dating or who have dated;
(D) adults or minors who are engaged in or who have engaged in a sexual relationship;
(E) adults or minors who are related to each other up to the fourth degree of consanguinity, whether of the whole or half blood or by adoption, computed under the rules of civil law;
(F) adults or minors who are related or formerly related by marriage;
(G) persons who have a child of the relationship; and
(H) minor children of a person in a relationship that is described in (A) - (G) of this paragraph;

  • Dating Violence: Alaska State law does not currently include a specific legal definition of dating violence. However, Alaska's definition of domestic violence covers individuals who are in current and former dating relationships and therefore incorporates acts of dating violence into the general definition of domestic violence.
  • Sexual Assault: Under Alaska state law, sexual penetration and sexual contact of another person without consent is sexual assault and can occur under a variety of circumstances, including:
    • Engaging in sexual penetration or contact with someone without consent of the person;
    • Attempting to engage in sexual penetration with someone without consent of the person, causing serious physical injury as a result;
    • Engaging in sexual penetration or contact with someone known to be mentally incapable or unaware, or while in certain legal or professional relationships with the person;
    • Engaging or attempting to engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact with someone who is incapacitated, or temporarily incapable of appraising the nature of one's own conduct or physically unable to express unwillingness to act. 

      The Alaska Statutes on sexual assault are found in AS 11.41.410 - 11.41.470 as noted below.

AS 11.41.410 – Sexual Assault in the First Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of sexual assault in the first degree if
(1) the offender engages in sexual penetration with another person without consent of that person;
(2) the offender attempts to engage in sexual penetration with another person without consent of that person and causes serious physical injury to that person;
(3) the offender engages in sexual penetration with another person
(A) who the offender knows is mentally incapable; and
(B) who is in the offender's care
(i) by authority of law; or
(ii) in a facility or program that is required by law to be licensed by the state; or
(4) the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who the offender knows is unaware that a sexual act is being committed and
(A) the offender is a health care worker; and
(B) the offense takes place during the course of professional treatment of the victim.
(b) Sexual assault in the first degree is an unclassified felony and is punishable as provided in AS 12.55.

AS 11.41.420 – Sexual Assault in the Second Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of sexual assault in the second degree if
(1) the offender engages in sexual contact with another person without consent of that person;
(2) the offender engages in sexual contact with a person
(A) who the offender knows is mentally incapable; and
(B) who is in the offender's care
(i) by authority of law; or
(ii) in a facility or program that is required by law to be licensed by the state;
(3) the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who the offender knows is
(A) mentally incapable;
(B) incapacitated; or
(C) unaware that a sexual act is being committed; or
(4) the offender engages in sexual contact with a person who the offender knows is unaware that a sexual act is being committed and
(A) the offender is a health care worker; and
(B) the offense takes place during the course of professional treatment of the victim.
(b) Sexual assault in the second degree is a class B felony.

AS 11.41.425 – Sexual Assault in the Third Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of sexual assault in the third degree if the offender
(1) engages in sexual contact with a person who the offender knows is
(A) mentally incapable;
(B) incapacitated; or
(C) unaware that a sexual act is being committed;
(2) while employed in a state correctional facility or other placement designated by the commissioner of corrections for the custody and care of prisoners, engages in sexual penetration with a person who the offender knows is committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections to serve a term of imprisonment or period of temporary commitment; or
(3) engages in sexual penetration with a person 18 or 19 years of age who the offender knows is committed to the custody of the Department of Health and Social Services under AS 47.10 or AS 47.12 and the offender is the legal guardian of the person.
(b) Sexual assault in the third degree is a class C felony.

AS 11.41.427 – Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of sexual assault in the fourth degree if
(1) while employed in a state correctional facility or other placement designated by the commissioner of corrections for the custody and care of prisoners, the offender engages in sexual contact with a person who the offender knows is committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections to serve a term of imprisonment or period of temporary commitment; or
(2) the offender engages in sexual contact with a person 18 or 19 years of age who the offender knows is committed to the custody of the Department of Health and Social Services under AS 47.10 or AS 47.12 and the offender is the legal guardian of the person.
(b) Sexual assault in the fourth degree is a class A misdemeanor.

AS 11.41.432 – Defenses 
(a) It is a defense to a crime charged under AS 11.41.410 (a)(3), 11.41.420(a)(2), 11.41.420(a)(3), 11.41.425, or 11.41.427 that the offender is
(1) mentally incapable. [Repealed by 1st Sp. Sess. 2019, ch. 4, § 138, eff. July 9, 2019.
(b) Except as provided in (d) or (e) of this section, in a prosecution under AS 11.41.41011.41.427, it is not a defense that the victim was, at the time of the alleged offense, the legal spouse of the defendant.
(c)  It is an affirmative defense to a crime charged under AS 11.41.425(a)(5) or 11.41.427(a)(4) that
(1) the offender and the person on probation or parole had, before the person was placed on probation or parole, a dating relationship or a sexual relationship that continued until the date of the alleged offense; and
(2) the person on probation or parole consented to the act for which the offender is charged.
(d) It is a defense to a crime charged under AS 11.41.425(a)(2)--(6) or 11.41.427 that the offender is married to the person, neither party has filed with the court for separation, divorce, or dissolution of the marriage, and the person consented to the act for which the offender was charged.
(e) It is an affirmative defense for a crime charged under AS 11.41.410(a)(3), 11.41.420(a)(2), 11.41.420(a)(3)(A), or 11.41.425(a)(1)(A) that the offender is married to the person, neither party has filed with the court for separation, divorce, or dissolution of the marriage, and the person consented to the act for which the offender is charged while capable of understanding the nature or consequences of the offender's conduct. 

AS 11.41.434 – Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the First Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree if
(1) being 16 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who is under 13 years of age or aids, induces, causes, or encourages a person who is under 13 years of age to engage in sexual penetration with another person;
(2) being 18 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who is under 18 years of age, and the offender is the victim's natural parent, stepparent, adopted parent, or legal guardian; or
(3) being 18 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who is under 16 years of age, and
(A) the victim at the time of the offense is residing in the same household as the offender and the offender has authority over the victim; or
(B) the offender occupies a position of authority in relation to the victim.
(b) Sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree is an unclassified felony and is punishable as provided in AS 12.55.

AS 11.41.436 – Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Second Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree if
(1) being 17 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years of age and at least four years younger than the offender, or aids, induces, causes or encourages a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years of age and at least four years younger than the offender to engage in sexual penetration with another person;
(2) being 16 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual contact with a person who is under 13 years of age or aids, induces, causes, or encourages a person under 13 years of age to engage in sexual contact with another person;
(3) being 18 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual contact with a person who is under 18 years of age, and the offender is the victim's natural parent, stepparent, adopted parent, or legal guardian;
(4) being 16 years of age or older, the offender aids, induces, causes, or encourages a person who is under 16 years of age to engage in conduct described in AS 11.41.455 (a)(2) - (6);
(5) being 18 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual contact with a person who is under 16 years of age, and
(A) the victim at the time of the offense is residing in the same household as the offender and the offender has authority over the victim; or
(B) the offender occupies a position of authority in relation to the victim.
(6) being 18 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who is 16 or 17 years of age and at least three years younger than the offender, and the offender occupies a position of authority in relation to the victim; or
(7) being under 16 years of age, the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who is under 13 years of age and at least three years younger than the offender.
(b) Sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree is a class B felony.

AS 11.41.438 – Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Third Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree if being 17 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual contact with a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years of age and at least four years younger than the offender.
(b) Sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree is a class C felony.

AS 11.41.440 – Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the Fourth Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of sexual abuse of a minor in the fourth degree if
(1) being under 16 years of age, the offender engages in sexual contact with a person who is under 13 years of age and at least three years younger than the offender; or
(2) being 18 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual contact with a person who is 16 or 17 years of age and at least three years younger than the offender, and the offender occupies a position of authority in relation to the victim.
(b) Sexual abuse of a minor in the fourth degree is a class A misdemeanor.

AS 11.41.445 – General Provisions
(a) In a prosecution under AS 11.41.434 - 11.41.440 it is an affirmative defense that, at the time of the alleged offense, the victim was the legal spouse of the defendant unless the offense was committed without the consent of the victim.
(b) In a prosecution under AS 11.41.410 - 11.41.440, whenever a provision of law defining an offense depends upon a victim's being under a certain age, it is an affirmative defense that, at the time of the alleged offense, the defendant
(1) reasonably believed the victim to be that age or older; and
(2) undertook reasonable measures to verify that the victim was that age or older.

AS 11.41.450 – Incest 
(a) A person commits the crime of incest if, being 18 years of age or older, that person engages in sexual penetration with another who is related, either legitimately or illegitimately, as
(1) an ancestor or descendant of the whole or half blood;
(2) a brother or sister of the whole or half blood; or
(3) an uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece by blood.
(b) Incest is a class C felony. 

AS 11.41.452 – Online Enticement of a Minor
(a) A person commits the crime of online enticement of a minor if the person, being 18 years of age or older, knowingly uses a computer to communicate with another person to entice, solicit, or encourage the person to engage in an act described in AS 11.41.455(a)(1) - (7) and
(1) the other person is a child under 16 years of age; or
(2) the person believes that the other person is a child under 16 years of age.
(b) In a prosecution under (a)(2) of this section, it is not a defense that the person enticed, solicited, or encouraged was not actually a child under 16 years of age.
(c) In a prosecution under this section, it is not necessary for the prosecution to show that the act described in AS 11.41.455 (a)(1) - (7) was actually committed.
(d) Except as provided in (e) of this section, online enticement is a class C felony.
(e) Online enticement is a class B felony if the defendant was, at the time of the offense, required to register as a sex offender or child kidnapper under AS 12.63 or a similar law of another jurisdiction. 

AS 11.41.455 – Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor
(a) A person commits the crime of unlawful exploitation of a minor if, in the state and with the intent of producing a live performance, film, audio, video, electronic, or electromagnetic recording, photograph, negative, slide, book, newspaper, magazine, or other material that visually or aurally depicts the conduct listed in (1) - (7) of this subsection, the person knowingly induces or employs a child under 18 years of age to engage in, or photographs, films, records, or televises a child under 18 years of age engaged in, the following actual or simulated conduct:
(1) sexual penetration;
(2) the lewd touching of another person's genitals, anus, or breast;
(3) the lewd touching by another person of the child's genitals, anus, or breast;
(4) masturbation;
(5) bestiality;
(6) the lewd exhibition of the child's genitals; or
(7) sexual masochism or sadism.
(b) A parent, legal guardian, or person having custody or control of a child under 18 years of age commits the crime of unlawful exploitation of a minor if, in the state, the person permits the child to engage in conduct described in (a) of this section knowing that the conduct is intended to be used in producing a live performance, film, audio, video, electronic, or electromagnetic recording, photograph, negative, slide, book, newspaper, magazine, or other material that visually or aurally depicts the conduct.
(c) Unlawful exploitation of a minor is a
(1) class B felony; or
(2) class A felony if the person has been previously convicted of unlawful exploitation of a minor in this jurisdiction or a similar crime in this or another jurisdiction.
(d) In this section, "audio recording" means a nonbook prerecorded item without a visual component, and includes a record, tape, cassette, and compact disc. 

AS 11.41.458 – Indecent Exposure in the First Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of indecent exposure in the first degree if the offender violates AS 11.41.460(a) and
(1) while committing the act constituting the offense, the offender knowingly masturbates; or
(2) the offender has been previously convicted under
(A) this section;
(B) AS 11.41.460 (a); or
(C) a law or ordinance of this or another jurisdiction with elements similar to a crime listed under (A) or (B) of this paragraph.
(b) Indecent exposure in the first degree 
(1) is a class C felony; or
(2) is a class B felony if the offense occurs within the observation of a person under 16 years of age. 

AS 11.41.460 – Indecent Exposure in the Second Degree
(a) An offender commits the crime of indecent exposure in the second degree if the offender knowingly exposes the offender's genitals in the presence of another person with reckless disregard for the offensive, insulting, or frightening effect the act may have.
(b) Indecent exposure in the second degree before a person under 16 years of age is a class A misdemeanor. Indecent exposure in the second degree before a person 16 years of age or older is a class B misdemeanor. 

AS 11.41.468 – Forfeiture of Property Used in Sexual Offense
(a) Property used to aid a violation of AS 11.41.410 - 11.41.458 or to aid the solicitation of, attempt to commit, or conspiracy to commit a violation of AS 11.41.410 - 11.41.458 may be forfeited to the state upon the conviction of the offender.
(b) In this section, "property" means computer equipment, telecommunications equipment, photography equipment, video or audio equipment, books, magazines, photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, and any equipment or device, regardless of format or technology employed, that can be used to store, create, modify, receive, transmit, or distribute digital or analog information, including images, motion pictures, and sounds.

AS 11.41.470 – Definitions 

For purposes of AS 11.41.410 - 11.41.470, unless the context requires otherwise,

(1) "health care worker" includes a person who is or purports to be an anesthesiologist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, dentist, health aide, hypnotist, massage therapist, mental health counselor, midwife, nurse, nurse practitioner, osteopath, naturopath, physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, physician, physician assistant, psychiatrist, psychologist, psychological associate, radiologist, religious healing practitioner, surgeon, x-ray technician, or a substantially similar position;
(2) "incapacitated" means temporarily incapable of appraising the nature of one's own conduct or physically unable to express unwillingness to act;
(3) "legal guardian" means a person who is under a duty to exercise general supervision over a minor or other person committed to the custody of the Department of Health and Social Services under AS 47.10 or AS 47.12 as a result of a court order, statute, or regulation, and includes Department of Health and Social Services employees, foster parents, and staff members and other employees of group homes or youth facilities where the minor or other person is placed as a result of a court order or the action of the Department of Health and Social Services, and police officers, probation officers, and social workers when those persons are exercising custodial control over a minor or other person.
(4) "mentally incapable" means suffering from a mental disease or defect that renders the person incapable of understanding the nature or consequences of the person's conduct, including the potential for harm to that person;
(5) "position of authority" means an employer, youth leader, scout leader, coach, teacher, counselor, school administrator, religious leader, doctor, nurse, psychologist, guardian ad litem, babysitter, or a substantially similar position, and a police officer or probation officer other than when the officer is exercising custodial control over a minor;
(6) "sexual act" means sexual penetration or sexual contact;
(7) "victim" means the person alleged to have been subjected to sexual assault in any degree or sexual abuse of a minor in any degree;
(8) "without consent" means that a person
(A) with or without resisting, is coerced by the use of force against a person or property, or by the express or implied threat of death, imminent physical injury, or kidnapping to be inflicted on anyone; or
(B) is incapacitated as a result of an act of the defendant.

Consent: Alaska State law does not currently include a definition for consent. However, Alaska defines the following terms including "incapacitated," "mentally incapable," and "without consent" as related to sexual assault:

  • Incapacitated: temporarily incapable of appraising the nature of one's own conduct or physically unable to express unwillingness to act;
  • Mentally Incapable: suffering from a mental disease or defect that renders the person incapable of understanding the nature or consequences of the person's conduct, including the potential for harm to that person;
  • Without Consent: that a person
    • with or without resisting, is coerced by the use of force against a person or property, or by the express or implied threat of death, imminent physical injury, or kidnapping to be inflicted on anyone; or
    • is incapacitated as a result of an act of the defendant.

The complete definitions of the above terms are found in Alaska Statute 11.41.470, as noted above.

Age of Consent: Under Alaska state law, the age of consent for sexual activity depends on the age of both partners. Generally, an individual 16 years old or older can engage in sexual activity with an older participant provided the older participant is not in a position of authority over the younger participant and is not the younger participant's parent. In addition, depending on the age and relationship of the participants, teenagers may not be able to provide legal consent. In summary, an individual who agrees with any of the following statements may not be capable of providing consent, and a crime may have occurred:

  • I am under 18 and the other person has authority over me (coach, teacher, boss).
  • I am a teen and there is a 3-year or more age difference between us.

The complete provisions regarding the age of consent are found in Alaska Statutes 11.41.434 – 11.41.445, as listed immediately above. 

  • Stalking: Under Alaska law, it is illegal for another person to knowingly engage in a course of conduct that recklessly places you or someone else in fear of death or physical injury to either yourself or a member of your family. A course of conduct is repeated acts of "non-consensual contact" that is initiated or continued without that person's consent, or after someone has expressed a desire to cease contact, or is outside of the scope of consent given by that person. Some examples include: 
    • following or appearing within the sight of that person;
    • approaching or confronting that person in a public place or on private property;
    • appearing at the workplace or residence of that person;
    • entering onto or remaining on property owned, leased, or occupied by that person;
    • contacting that person by telephone;
    • sending mail or electronic communications to that person;
    • placing an object on, or delivering an object to, property owned, leased, or occupied by that person;
    • utilizing social media to monitor an individual via false pretenses;
    • following or monitoring that person with a global positioning device or similar technological means; or
    • using, installing or attempting to use or install a device for observing, recording, or photographing events occurring in the residence, vehicle, or workplace used by that person, or on the personal telephone or computer used by that person.

The complete definition of stalking is found in Alaska Statutes 11.41.260 – 11.41.270, as noted below.

11.41.260 – Stalking in the First Degree
(a) A person commits the crime of stalking in the first degree if the person violates AS 11.41.270 and
(1) the actions constituting the offense are in violation of an order issued or filed under AS 18.66.100 - 18.66.180 or issued under former AS 25.35.010 (b) or 25.35.020;
(2) the actions constituting the offense are in violation of a condition of probation, release before trial, release after conviction, or parole;
(3) the victim is under 16 years of age;
(4) at any time during the course of conduct constituting the offense, the defendant possessed a deadly weapon;
(5) the defendant has been previously convicted of a crime under this section, AS 11.41.270, or AS 11.56.740, or a law or ordinance of this or another jurisdiction with elements similar to a crime under this section, AS 11.41.270, or AS 11.56.740; or
(6) the defendant has been previously convicted of a crime, or an attempt or solicitation to commit a crime, under (A) AS 11.41.100 - 11.41.250, 11.41.300 - 11.41.460, AS 11.56.807, 11.56.810, AS 11.61.118, AS 11.61.120, or (B) a law or an ordinance of this or another jurisdiction with elements similar to a crime, or an attempt or solicitation to commit a crime, under AS 11.41.100 - 11.41.250, 11.41.300 - 11.41.460, AS 11.56.807, 11.56.810, AS 11.61.118, or AS 11.61.120, involving the same victim as the present offense.
(b) In this section, "course of conduct" and "victim" have the meanings given in AS 11.41.270 (b).
(c) Stalking in the first degree is a class C felony. 

11.41.270 – Stalking in the Second Degree
(a) A person commits the crime of stalking in the second degree if the person knowingly engages in a course of conduct that recklessly places another person in fear of death or physical injury, or in fear of the death or physical injury of a family member.
(b) In this section,
(1) "course of conduct" means repeated acts of nonconsensual contact involving the victim or a family member;
(2) “device” includes software;
(3) "family member" means a
(A) spouse, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece, of the victim, whether related by blood, marriage, or adoption;
(B) person who lives, or has previously lived, in a spousal relationship with the victim;
(C) person who lives in the same household as the victim; or
(D) person who is a former spouse of the victim or is or has been in a dating, courtship, or engagement relationship with the victim;
(4) "nonconsensual contact" means any contact with another person that is initiated or continued without that person's consent, that is beyond the scope of the consent provided by that person, or that is in disregard of that person's expressed desire that the contact be avoided or discontinued; "nonconsensual contact" includes
(A) following or appearing within the sight of that person;
(B) approaching or confronting that person in a public place or on private property;
(C) appearing at the workplace or residence of that person;
(D) entering onto or remaining on property owned, leased, or occupied by that person;
(E) contacting that person by telephone;
(F) sending mail or electronic communications to that person;
(G) placing an object on, or delivering an object to, property owned, leased, or occupied by that person;
(H) following or monitoring that person with a global positioning device or similar technological means;
(I) using, installing, or attempting to use or install a device for observing, recording, or photographing events occurring in the residence, vehicle, or workplace used by that person, or on the personal telephone or computer used by that person;
(4) "victim" means a person who is the target of a course of conduct.
(c) Stalking in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

University of Alaska Definitions

Regents' Policy and University Regulation (BOR) Chapter 01.04 defines various terms used to identify forms of prohibited conduct under the University's Sex and Gender-Based Discrimination Under Title IX Policy.

Domestic violence includes verbal or physical assault, violating a protective order, terroristic threatening, burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, harassment, arson, criminally negligent burning committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the complainant, by a respondent with whom the complainant shares a child in common, by a respondent who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the complainant as a spouse or intimate partner, by a respondent similarly situated to a spouse of the complainant, or by any other respondent against an adult or youth complainant who is protected from that respondent’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of Alaska. This definition does not apply to roommates in University housing unless the parties also meet one of the above definitions within this provision as well.

Dating violence is violence committed by a respondent: a. who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the complainant; and b. where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: 

  1. The length of the relationship; 
  2. The type of relationship; and 
  3. The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship

Sexual assault includes rape, sodomy, sexual assault with an object, fondling, incest, and statutory rape. The definitions of those acts follow:

  1. “Rape” is non-consensual vaginal or anal penetration of a person with a penis no matter how slight, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of their age or because of their incapacitation. 
  2. “Sodomy” is non-consensual oral or anal penetration of another person, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of their age or because of their incapacitation. Examples of sodomy are non-consensual anal penetration with a tongue or finger or oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact), no matter how slight the penetration or contact. 
  3. “Sexual assault with an object” is non-consensual vaginal or anal penetration with an object no matter how slight the penetration. 
  4. “Fondling” is the touching of the breasts, buttocks, or genitals of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of their age or because of incapacitation. Fondling can occur over or under clothing.
  5. “Incest” is nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law of the state or territory where the act occurred. 
  6. “Statutory Rape” is nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent in the state or territory where the conduct occurred.

Consent* is the voluntary, informed, un-coerced agreement through words or actions freely given, that a reasonable person would interpret as a willingness to participate in mutually agreed-upon sexual acts. Consensual sexual activity happens when each partner willingly and affirmatively chooses to participate. A person who is incapacitated cannot consent.

The following terms relate to the University of Alaska definition of Consent:

Coercion is the use of pressure to compel another person to engage in any sexual activity against that person’s will. Coercion may include express or implied threats of physical, emotional, or other harm. Coercion invalidates consent.

Force is the unwelcome use or threat (whether express or implied) of physical violence to compel another person to engage in any sexual activity against that person’s will. Force invalidates consent.

Incapacitation is when an individual is in a state or condition in which they are unable to make sound decisions. This can be due to sleep, age, unconsciousness, alcohol, drug use, or mental and/or other disability. For example, someone who is unable to articulate what, how, when, where, and/or with whom the person desires a sexual act to take place is incapacitated.

Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to either fear for their safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress.

For additional offenses and definitions of applicable gender-based and sexual misconduct terms, please see BOR 01.04 (specifically R01.04.010.A and R01.04.010.C).

BOR 09.02 outlines Student Rights and Responsibilities. It provides a non-exhaustive list of conduct prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct that includes definitions of stalking and relationship violence, covering both domestic violence and dating violence. 

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior in which one intimate partner uses physical violence, coercion, threats, intimidation and emotional, psychological, electronic media or economic abuse to control and change the behavior of the other partner. 

Dating violence is behavior(s) used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Examples of power and control may come in the form of emotional, verbal, financial, physical, or electronic media abuse.

Stalking is the repetitive and/or menacing pursuit, following, or interference with the peace and/or safety of an individual(s). 

Relationship violence is violence or abuse by a person on another person with whom they are engaged in an intimate relationship, including domestic violence and dating violence. 

*The University of Alaska defines Consent for purposes of making a determination if the University’s policy prohibiting sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, has been violated.

How to Be an Active Bystander

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, dial 911.

The University encourages the UAA community to become active bystanders throughout campus. The University wants members of the community to step in or speak up to defuse potentially harmful situations of potential sexual or relationship violence.

Active Bystander Process:
  • Identify situations where sexual violence may occur.
  • Recognize that you can help.
  • Intervene in situations where consent cannot be given.
Questions to Ask During the Situation:
  • How can I keep myself safe?
  • Are there others I can call upon for help?
  • Are resources available: people, phone, information?
Decisions to Take Action:
  • If you see something - do something.
  • You can make a difference.
  • Choose a safe intervention that matches your skill set.
How to Intervene Safely:
  • Use DELEGATION: Call the police or someone else in authority.
  • Tell another person. Being with others is a good idea when a situation looks dangerous.
  • Cause a DISTRACTION by asking for the time, pretending you know the person, or making something up.
  • Get involved with DIRECT ACTION. Ask a person in a potentially dangerous situation if they want to leave and then make sure that they get home safely.
  • Another strategy is to DELAY.  If you can’t intervene in the moment, you can check in with the person being harassed afterwards to see if you can do anything to support them after the fact.
  • One final strategy is to DOCUMENT the situation by recording it or saving copies of social media communications. Remember to always ask the person targeted what they want to do with the footage and never post it online or use it without their permission.
  • Ask a friend to join you to check on the situation.
  • Believe someone who discloses sexual assault, abusive behavior, or experienced with stalking. Ask a victim if they are okay. Provide resources and a listening ear.
  • Refer to on or off campus resources listed in this document for support in health, counseling, or with legal assistance.

In sum, there are many ways to be an active bystander. Know your style of communication and make the determination of how you can be an active bystander with what is right for you.

UAA offers bystander intervention training to students, staff and faculty through the Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC). The in-person Bringing in the Bystander training provides participants with skills to help them act when they see behavior that puts others at risk for violence victimization or perpetration. These skills include speaking out against rape myths and sexist language, supporting victims and intervening in potentially violent situations. The 70- to 90-minute training sessions are presented by Peer Health Educators who deliver the message of bystander intervention to other college students in a culturally relevant manner. During the pandemic, the SHCC is doing virtual synchronous Bringing in the Bystander training sessions.

The Health Promotion Team also participates in the campus-wide Dating Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition for Change Committee, which meets monthly to organize and coordinate education and prevention events. Additional prevention programming uses social media messaging with the Student Health and Counseling Center’s Facebook and Website, and with Lavatory Lowdown, which involves eye-catching posters in restrooms developed in cooperation with the UAA Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Educator.

Risk Reduction

With no intent to victim blame and recognizing that only abusers are responsible for their abuse, the following are some strategies to reduce one's risk of sexual assault or harassment (adapted from Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, www.rainn.org)

  1. Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a way to get out of a bad situation.
  2. Try to avoid isolated areas. It is more difficult to get help if no one is around.
  3. Walk with purpose. Even if you don't know where you are going, act like you do.
  4. Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn't the best place to be. If you see something suspicious, contact law enforcement immediately (local authorities can be reached by calling 911 in most areas of the U.S.).
  5. Try not to load yourself down with packages or bags as this can make you appear more vulnerable.
  6. Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged and that you have cab money.
  7. Don't allow yourself to be isolated with someone you don't trust or someone you don't know.
  8. Avoid putting music headphones in both ears so that you can be more aware of your surroundings, especially if you are walking alone.
  9. When you go to a social gathering, go with a group of friends. Arrive together, check in with each other throughout the evening, and leave together. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a way out of a bad situation.
  10. Watch out for your friends, and vice versa. If a friend seems out of it, is way too intoxicated for the amount of alcohol they've had, or is acting out of character, get him or her to a safe place immediately.
  11. Don't leave your drink unattended while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call. If you've left your drink alone, just get a new one.
  12. Don't accept drinks from people you don't know or trust. If you choose to accept a drink, go with the person to the bar to order it, watch it being poured, and carry it yourself. At parties, don't drink from the punch bowls or other large, common open containers.
  13. If you suspect you or a friend has been drugged, contact law enforcement immediately (local authorities can be reached by calling 911 in most areas of the U.S.). Be explicit with doctors so they can give you the correct tests (you will need a urine test and possibly others).
  14. If you need to get out of an uncomfortable or scary situation here are some things that you can try:
    • Remember that being in this situation is not your fault. You did not do anything wrong, it is the person who is making you uncomfortable that is to blame.
    • Be true to yourself. Don't feel obligated to do anything you don't want to do. "I don't want to" is always a good enough reason. Do what feels right to you and what you are comfortable with.
    • Have a code word with your friends or family so that if you don't feel comfortable you can call them and communicate your discomfort without the person you are with knowing. Your friends or family can then come to get you or make up an excuse for you to leave.
    • Lie. If you don't want to hurt the person's feelings it is better to lie and make up a reason to leave than to stay and be uncomfortable, scared, or worse. Some excuses you could use are: needing to take care of a friend or family member, not feeling well, having somewhere else that you need to be, etc.
  15. Try to think of an escape route. How would you try to get out of the room? Where are the doors? Windows? Are there people around who might be able to help you? Is there an emergency phone nearby?
  16. If you and/or the other person have been drinking, you can say that you would rather wait until you both have your full judgment before doing anything you may regret later.
  17. Drink responsibly. If you choose to drink, know your limits. Low-risk choices include drinking no more than three drinks per day. When going out, utilize a sober buddy.

Prevention Programs

The University engages in comprehensive, intentional, and integrated programming, initiatives, strategies, and campaigns intended to end dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking that:

  1.   Are culturally relevant, inclusive of diverse communities and identities, sustainable, responsive to community needs, and informed by research, or assessed for value, effectiveness, or outcome; and
  2.   Consider environmental risk and protective factors as they occur on the individual, relationship, institutional, community, and societal levels.

Educational programming consists of primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees and ongoing awareness and prevention campaigns for students and employees and that includes:

  1. A statement that the University prohibits the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (as defined by the Clery Act);
  2. The definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking according to any applicable jurisdictional definitions of these terms;
  3. What behavior and actions constitute consent, in reference to sexual activity, in the State of Alaska and the University of Alaska and the purposes for which that definition is used;
  4. A description of safe and positive options for bystander intervention. Bystander intervention means safe and positive options that may be carried out by an individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Bystander intervention includes recognizing situations of potential harm, understanding institutional structures and cultural conditions that facilitate violence, overcoming barriers to intervening, identifying safe and effective intervention options, and taking action to intervene;
  5. Information on risk reduction. Risk reduction means options designed to decrease perpetration and bystander inaction, and to increase empowerment for victims in order to promote safety and to help individuals and communities address conditions that facilitate violence;
  6. An overview of information contained in the annual security report in compliance with the Clery Act.  Such information includes information regarding: 
    1. procedures victims should follow if a crime of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking occurs (as described in “Procedures Victims Should Follow if a Crime of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Occurs” elsewhere in this document)
    2. how the institution will protect the confidentiality of victims and other necessary parties (as described in “Assistance for Victims: Rights and Options” elsewhere in this document);
    3. existing counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, student financial aid, and other services available for victims, both within the institution and in the community (as described in “Assistance for Victims: Rights and Options” elsewhere in this document); and
    4. options for, available assistance in, and how to request changes to academic, living, transportation, and working situations or protective measures (as described in “Assistance for Victims: Rights and Options” elsewhere in this document); 
    5. procedures for institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking (as described in “Adjudication of Violations” elsewhere in this document);
Primary Prevention and Awareness Programs

UAA offers a number of primary prevention programs. UA Safe is an online program addressing the critical issues of sex or gender-based discrimination prevention and response including sexual assault, harassment, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence. All students who are degree seeking, living in campus housing, students on national/international exchange, and middle college students enrolled at the University are annually required to complete UA Safe training. UA Safe promotes a safe and inclusive environment by educating students about their rights on campus, as well as different support systems set in place. The program also encourages bystander intervention, by providing students with the necessary tools to intervene in certain situations. Besides UA Safe, new student orientation programs are provided for the Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, University Center, Chugiak-Eagle River, Mat-Su College, and Prince William Sound College. All UA employees are also required to annually complete Title IX training, offered both online and in person, which addresses many of the same things as the student training. The employee training platform addresses the importance of responsible employees and how to respond if someone discloses they have experienced some form of sex or gender-based discrimination.

Specifically, the University offered the following primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students in 2019-2020:

Name of Program

Date Held

Location Held

Which Prohibited Behavior* Covered?

Title IX Training for Residence Life

8/16/19 

Rasmuson Hall  

DoV, DaV, SA, S 

Title IX Training for Mat-Su Middle College 

8/19/19 

Mat-Su Auditorium 

DoV, DaV, SA, S 

Title IX Training for Anchorage Middle College  

8/20/19

Fine Arts 

DoV, DaV, SA, S 

Title IX Training for Student Life and Leadership Student Employees

8/21/19

Student Union 

DoV, DaV, SA, S 

Title IX Training for Mat-Su College

10/14/19 

Mat-Su Auditorium

DoV, DaV, SA, S 

Title IX Training for USUAA Student Government

10/18/19

Student Union

DoV, DaV, SA, S 

*DoV means Domestic Violence, DaV means Dating Violence, SA means Sexual Assault and S means Stalking

The University offered the following primary prevention and awareness programs for all new employees in 2019-2020:

Name of Program

Date Held

Location Held

Which Prohibited Behavior* Covered?

Title IX Training  for the Student Health & Counseling Center

8/12/19

Rasmuson Hall

DoV, DaV, SA, S 

Title IX Training for the College of Health

8/15/19 

Rasmuson Hall

DoV, DaV, SA, S  

Title IX Training for the College of Arts & Sciences

8/21/19 

Conoco

Phillips Integrated Science Building

DoV, DaV, SA, S  

Title IX Training for the College of Arts and Sciences

8/22/19 

Conoco

Phillips Integrated Science Building

DoV, DaV, SA, S  

Title IX Training

8/28/19 

Administration Building

DoV, DaV, SA, S  

Title IX Training for the College of Arts and Sciences

8/30/19 

Conoco

Phillips Integrated Science Building

DoV, DaV, SA, S  

Title IX Training for Residence Life

5/26/20

Virtual – UAA

DoV, DaV, SA, S

*DoV means Domestic Violence, DaV means Dating Violence, SA means Sexual Assault and S means Stalking

Ongoing Prevention and Awareness Campaigns

All new students and employees are required to complete the Title IX training during the fall semester. In addition to the online course, UAA has an ongoing series of prevention and awareness campaigns.

The University offered the following ongoing awareness and prevention programs for students in 2019-2020:

Name of Program

Date Held

Location Held

Which Prohibited Behavior* Covered?

Tabling Outreach for Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training

9/16/19 

Rasmuson Hall

SA

Sports and Masculinity Panel

9/19/19

Student Union 

DoV, DaV 

ANSEP Darkness to Light POM Training 

9/26/19

ANSEP Building 

DoV

Wellness Expo 

10/15/19

Rasmuson Hall

DaV, DoV, SA

Domestic Violence Career Panel

10/15/19

Student Union 

DoV, DaV

RAD Training

10/19 - 10/20/19

Gorsuch Commons

SA

AWAIC Donation Drive

10/21/19

Throughout UAA Main Campus

DoV

Wellness Presentation

10/21/19

Mat-Su 

DaV

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Tabling

10/30/19

Student Union

DaV

Resources Presentation

11/22/19

UAA Classroom

DoV, DaV, SA, S

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 

11/25/19

Throughout UAA Main Campus

DaV, DoV, SA, S

Mental Health Monday Tabling

1/27/20

Rasmuson Hall

S

Mental Health Monday Tabling

2/3/20

Rasmuson Hall

DaV

Singles Night Tabling

2/16/20

Student Union

DaV

Healthy Sexuality Fair

2/11/20

Rasmuson Hall

DaV, DoV, SA, S

Little Black Dress Film Fest

2/13/20

Student Union

DaV

Teen Speak

2/26/20

Beatrice McDonald Hall

DaV

Mental Health Monday Tabling

3/2/20

Throughout UAA Main Campus

DaV

Art Show: Gender Violence

3/6/20

UAA Library

DoV, SA

Wear Teal Day

4/7/20

Virtual - All Campuses

SA

Netflix’s Unbelievable Discussion

4/17/20

Virtual - All Campuses

SA

Run for the STARs Virtual 5k

April

Virtual - All Campuses

SA

Denim Day

4/29/20

Virtual - All Campuses

SA

Seawolves Speak Up Campaign

Throughout Year

UAA 

DoV, DaV, SA, S

Bringing in the Bystander

Throughout Year

UAA - All Campuses

DoV, DaV, SA, S

*DoV means Domestic Violence, DaV means Dating Violence, SA means Sexual Assault and S means Stalking

The University offered the following ongoing awareness and prevention programs for employees in 2019-2020:

Name of Program

Date Held

Location Held

Which Prohibited Behavior* Covered?

Tabling Outreach for Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training

9/16/19 

Rasmuson Hall

SA

Sports and Masculinity Panel

9/19/19

Student Union 

DoV, DaV 

Wellness Expo 

10/15/19

Rasmuson Hall

DaV, DoV, SA

Domestic Violence Career Panel

10/15/19

Student Union 

DoV, DaV

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Tabling

10/30/19

Student Union

DaV

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 

11/25/19

Throughout UAA Main Campus

DaV, DoV, SA, S

Mental Health Monday Tabling

1/27/20

Rasmuson Hall

S

Mental Health Monday Tabling

2/3/20

Rasmuson Hall

DaV

Singles Night Tabling

2/16/20

Student Union

DaV

Healthy Sexuality Fair

2/11/20

Rasmuson Hall

DaV, DoV, SA, S

Little Black Dress Film Fest

2/13/20

Student Union

DaV

Teen Speak

2/26/20

Beatrice McDonald Hall

DaV

Mental Health Monday Tabling

3/2/20

Throughout UAA Main Campus

DaV

Art Show: Gender Violence

3/6/20

UAA Library

DoV, SA

Wear Teal Day

4/7/20

Virtual - All Campuses

SA

Netflix’s Unbelievable Discussion

4/17/20

Virtual - All campuses

SA

Denim Day

4/29/20

Virtual - All Campuses

SA

Run for the STARs Virtual 5k

April

Virtual - All Campuses

SA

Seawolves Speak Up Campaign

Throughout Year

UAA 

DoV, DaV, SA, S

*DoV means Domestic Violence, DaV means Dating Violence, SA means Sexual Assault and S means Stalking

Procedures Complainants Should Follow if an Incident Occurs

After an incident of sexual assault, the complainant should consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible. The following locations offer medical treatment and support services after sexual assault incidents including sexual assault nurse practitioners, access to forensic nurse examiners, and physical evidence recovery kit/collection services.

Anchorage
-    Providence Forensic Nursing Services (24 hours) 907-212-8544

Mat-Su
-    Mat-Su Forensic Nursing Office (907) 861-6258 Crisis 907-707-3663

Complainants can speak with a STAR (Standing Together Against Rape) advocate for resources and available options in the state of Alaska by calling the 24 hour hotline: (907) 276-7273.  

In addition to the resources listed above, complainants can seek medical attention at these locations for cases of dating violence and domestic violence:

Anchorage
-    UAA Student Health & Counseling Center (907) 786-4040
-    UAA Psychological Services Center (907) 786-1795
-    Providence Hospital (FNSP) (907) 212-8544

Anchorage Military Centers
-    Elemendorf Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (907) 551-2033

Homer
-    SPHH South Peninsula Haven House Office: (907)235-7715 
     Crisis: (907)235-8943 
-    South Peninsula Hospital (907) 235-8101

Kenai
-    KPC Counseling and Health (907) 262-0335
-    The LeeShore Center Office: (907) 283-9479 Crisis: (907) 283-7257
-    Central Peninsula Hospital (907) 714-4536

Kodiak
-    Providence Office: (907) 481-2400 Crisis: (877) 266-4657

Palmer
-    Mat-Su Regional Medical Center (907) 352-2880
-    Alaska Family Services Office (907) 746-4080 Crisis: 1-866-746-4080

Valdez
-    Advocates for Victims of Violence Office (907) 835-2980 
     Crisis: (907) 835-4044 

In Alaska, evidence may be collected even if you choose not to make a report to law enforcement[1]. It is important that a complainant of sexual assault not bathe, douche, smoke, change clothing, or clean the bed/linen/area where they were assaulted if the offense occurred within the past 96 hours so that evidence may be preserved that may assist in proving that the alleged criminal offense occurred/or is occurring or may be helpful in obtaining a protection order. In circumstances of sexual assault, if complainants do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care providers can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections. Complainants of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence are encouraged to also preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, other communications, and keeping pictures, logs or other copies of documents, if they have any, that would be useful to University adjudicators/investigators or police.

As time passes, evidence may dissipate or become lost or unavailable, thereby making investigation, possible prosecution, administrative proceedings, or obtaining protection from abuse orders related to the incident more difficult. If a complainant chooses not to make a complaint regarding an incident, they nevertheless should consider speaking with University Police or other local law enforcement to preserve evidence in the event that the complainant decides to report the incident to law enforcement or the University at a later date to assist in proving that the alleged criminal offense occurred or that may be helpful in obtaining a protection order.

Involvement of Law Enforcement and Campus Authorities

Although the University strongly encourages all members of its community to report violations of this policy to law enforcement (including on campus law enforcement and/or local police), it is the complainant's choice whether or not to make such a report, unless the University is obligated by law to report the behavior. Furthermore, complainants have the right to decline to notify University Police or local law enforcement. However, the Office of Equity & Compliance will assist any complainant with notifying law enforcement if the complainant so desires. Following is the contact information for local police:

Anchorage
  • University Police Department, Eugene Short Hall, 911 or 907-786-1120
  • Anchorage Police Department, 4501 Elmore Rd., 911 or 907-786-8500
Cordova
  • Cordova Police Department, 610 Railroad Ave, 911 or 907-­424-­6100
Glenallen
  • Alaska State Troopers, 911 or 907-822-3263 
Homer
  • Homer Police Department, 4060 Heath St., 911 or 907-­235-­3150
Kenai
  • Kenai Police Department, 107 S. Willow St., 911 or 907-283-­7879
Kodiak
  • Kodiak Police Department, 2160 Mill Bay Rd., 911 or 907­‐486-­8000
Palmer
  • Palmer Police Department, 423 S. Valley Way, 911 or 907-­745-­4811
Soldotna
  • Soldotna Police Department, 177 N. Birch St., 907-­262-­9107
Valdez
  • Valdez Police Department, 212 Chenega, 911 or 907-835-­4560

The Division of Alaska State Troopers (AST) serves the entire state, and works with local law enforcement, when they are present, to provide services. If a situation occurs in an area of coverage for their detachment, AST will respond when 911 is called. It should be noted that many communities in Alaska are not accessible from the road system and require significant coordination to respond. 

In addition to reporting requirements as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under Clery, CSAs remain responsible employees who by University policy must report any gender-based discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator.  For a definition of employees designated as responsible employees, please see BOR P01.04.060.D.  When reporting as a responsible employee, the reporter must provide the complainant’s name to the Title IX Coordinator. Additional information about the role and responsibilities of responsible employees under Title IX may be found here. If the responsible employee also chooses to report an incident to University Police, they may withhold the complainant’s name when making the report to University Police.

Reporting Incidents of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

If you have been the victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, you are able to report the incident promptly to the Title IX Coordinator and University Police or local law enforcement (if the victim so desires). Anonymous reporting is available through the UA Ethicspoint website and hotline and online reporting forms on the Office of Equity & Compliance website. Following is contact information for the University Title IX Coordinator:

Director & Title IX Coordinator
University Lake Building 106
907-786-0818
uaa_titleix@alaska.edu

Reports of all domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking made to University Police will automatically be referred to the Title IX Coordinator for assessment, and investigation when deemed appropriate, regardless of whether there is a criminal investigation or proceeding.

Common Procedures the University will Follow When an Incident Is Reported

The University has procedures in place that serve to be sensitive to parties who report sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, including informing individuals about their right to file criminal charges as well as the availability of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, student financial aid and other services on and/or off campus as well as additional supportive measures to prevent contact between a complainant and a respondent, such as changes to housing, academic, transportation, protective orders and working adjustments, if reasonably available. The University will provide such supportive measures, if the parties requests them and if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the party chooses to report the crime to University Police or local law enforcement. Complainants and respondents should contact the Office of Equity & Compliance at 907-786-0818 for more information about these supportive measures.

If a report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking is reported to the University, below are the procedures that the University will follow:

  1. The University will assess immediate safety needs of the parties and broader University community.
  2. In cases of sexual misconduct, the University may communicate a brief summary of the known allegation(s), without the use of names, to senior leadership. 
  3. Depending on when reported (immediate vs delayed report), the University will provide the complainant with access to medical care, as appropriate.
  4. The University will provide referrals to on and off campus mental health providers, if available.
  5. The University will provide the complainant with contact information for local law enforcement AND assist the complainant with contacting local police, if the complainant requests.
  6. The University will provide written information to the complainant on how to preserve evidence.
  7. The University will provide the complainant and the respondent, when applicable and appropriate, with a written explanation of their rights, information about services within the University and in the community, and the availability and procedure for requesting supportive measures.
  8. The University will assess the need to implement interim or long-term protective measures, if appropriate.
  9. The University may initiate an interim removal, interim restriction or other supportive measures when deemed appropriate and consistent with University policies. For more information on interim removals, please see P01.04.090. For more information on interim restrictions, please see P09.02.050.E. Other interim and supportive measures, including no contact orders are specified in R01.04.070.A.
  10. The University will provide contact information for advocate services that can assist with how to apply for a protective order, as appropriate.
  11. If the reported behavior falls within the jurisdiction of the University, the University will investigate the report.
  12. If there is an investigation under BOR 01.04 or BOR 01.02, the University will provide a copy of the applicable policy to the complainant and the respondent and inform them regarding timeframes for inquiry, investigation, and resolution.
  13. If there is an investigation, the University will make a determination under the appropriate policy to determine whether the respondent is responsible for the alleged conduct. 
  14. If there is an investigation, the University will inform the complainant and the respondent of the outcome of the investigation, appeal rights and processes, whether there are any changes to the result, and when such results become final, whether disciplinary action was taken.
  15. The University will enforce its anti-retaliation policy and take immediate and separate action against parties that retaliate against a person for reporting sex or gender-based discrimination or for participating in the investigation.
Assistance for Victims: Rights & Options

Regardless of whether an individual elects to pursue a criminal complaint or whether the offense is alleged to have occurred on or off campus, the University will assist the individual and provide them with a written explanation of their rights and options. Such written information will include:

  • the procedures an individual should follow if a crime of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking has occurred;
  • information about how the University will protect the confidentiality of complainants and other necessary parties;
  • information about services within the University and in the community;
  • options for, available assistance in, and how to request supportive measures and protective measures; and
  • an explanation of the procedures for University administrative action.
Supportive Measures Available

Upon receipt of a report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the University will provide written notification to complainants and respondents about supportive measures available to them, including academic, living, transportation, University no-contact orders, and working situations. The written notification will include information regarding the supportive measure options, available assistance in requesting supportive measures, and how to request supportive measures and protective measures (i.e., the notification will include the name and contact information for the individual or office that should be contacted to request the supportive measures).

At the complainant's request, and to the extent of the complainant's cooperation and consent, University offices will work cooperatively to assist the complainant in obtaining supportive measures. If reasonably available, a complainant may be offered changes to academic, living, working, protective orders or transportation situations regardless of whether the complainant chooses to report the crime to University police or local law enforcement. Examples of options for a potential change to the academic situation may be to transfer to a different section of a class, withdraw and take a class at another time if there is no option for moving to a different section, assistance with requesting an appeal for late withdrawal and refund, etc. Potential changes to living situations may include moving to a different room, floor, or residence hall. Possible changes to work situations may include changing working hours or changing workspace location. Possible changes in transportation may include having the student or employee park in a different location, assisting the student or employee with a safety escort, etc.

To request changes to academic, living, transportation and/or working situations or protective measures, a complainant should contact either the Office of Equity & Compliance, the Dean of Students Office on the Anchorage campus, Student Services at community campuses, and/or the Department of Residence Life. If the complainant wishes to receive assistance in requesting these supportive measures, they should contact the Office of Equity & Compliance at 907-786-0818 or visit Suite 106 of the University Lake Building. The University is obligated to comply with a student’s reasonable request for a living and/or academic situation change following an allegation of sex or gender-based discrimination.

University's Responsibilities for Protective Orders (also called "restraining orders") or Similar Lawful Orders Issued by a Criminal, Civil, or Tribal Court or "No Contact" or "No Trespass" Orders issued by the University

The University of Alaska Anchorage recognizes protective orders entered by the Alaska Court System or out-of-state protective orders that meet Alaska statutory requirements. See AS 18.66.140.  Any person who obtains a protective order should provide a copy to University Police and the Office of Equity & Compliance. The individual with the protective order can meet with University Police to discuss any safety concerns and work with the Office of Equity & Compliance to provide supportive measures in an attempt to reduce risk of harm while on campus or coming and going from campus. These supportive measures may include, but are not limited to: safety escorts, special parking arrangements, providing a temporary cell phone, changing classroom location, or allowing a student to complete assignments from home, etc. The University cannot apply for a legal protective order on behalf of an individual. The University of Alaska Anchorage can issue a "no contact" order against a person who is affiliated with UAA and can issue a “no trespass” order against any person.

Type of Order Rights of Petitioner Institution's Responsibilities
Domestic Violence Protective Order (20-day ex parte orders and long-term protective orders, which can last up to 6 months) Protection from contact by the respondent in cases of domestic violence; respondent is a "household member," including relatives and dating partners Honor and enforce
Stalking Protective Order (20-day ex parte orders and long-term protective orders, which can last up to 6 months) Protection from contact by the respondent in cases involving stalking, which consists of repeated acts of non-consensual contact involving the complainant or a family member of the complainant Honor and enforce
Sexual Assault Protective Order (20-day ex parte orders and long-term protective orders, which can last up to 6 months) Protection from contact by the respondent who has committed a crime of sexual assault, including illegal sexual contact or penetration Honor and enforce
Similar lawful orders issued by a criminal, civil, or tribal court Protection from contact by a respondent, who can be anyone covered by the order Honor and enforce
University "no contact" orders or "no trespass" orders by the University Protection from contact by a University-affiliated respondent and/or protection from a respondent’s (need not be affiliated) presence on University property or at a University sponsored event Impose on respondent; enforce against respondent

Except for the University issued orders listed above, an individual must apply for a court protective order directly from the Alaska Court System for these services. An individual may request a no contact order or a no trespass order through the Office of Equity & Compliance.

The University may issue a University no contact order, if reasonable. Prior to issuing a written no-contact order (also called a no-contact directive), a University representative will make a reasonable attempt to meet with the complainant and respondent:

  • To explain the reason for the no-contact directive;
  • To discuss what no-contact means;
  • To determine any contact that both individuals may still need to have with one another (in classes, in clubs, through employment, on athletic teams, etc.);
  • To inform students that no-contact directives are enforced through the Student Code of Conduct and are not criminal matters; and
  • To share what they should do if the no-contact directive is violated.

No-contact directives will be tailored in each case. The length of time for a no-contact directive will be commensurate with the reason that it is being requested. If the University receives a report that such an University no-contact order has been violated, the University will initiate administrative proceedings appropriate to the status of the respondent (student, employee, etc.) and will impose sanctions if the respondent is found responsible for violating the no-contact order.

On and Off Campus Services for Assistance

Upon receipt of a report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the University will provide written notification to complainants and respondents, as appropriate, about existing assistance with and/or information about obtaining resources and services including counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, student financial aid, and assistance in notifying appropriate local law enforcement. These resources include the following:

On Campus Resources and Contact Information:
  • Counseling, Health, and Mental Health

    Students at the Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, University Center and Chugiak-Eagle River campus may go to:

    Student Health and Counseling Center
    907-786-4040
    Rasmuson Hall 116/120

    Psychological Services Center
    907-786-1795
    Social Sciences Building 255

    Students at the KPC - Kachemak Bay and Kenai River campuses may go to KPC Counseling and Health located on the KPC - Kenai River campus:

    KPC Counseling Center 
    907-262-0383
    McLane Building Suite 169

    KPC Health Center
    907-262-0347
    Ward Building Suite 108

    Counseling, health, and mental health services are not available at Kodiak College, Mat-Su College, and Prince William Sound College.

  • Victim Advocacy

    UAA Center for Advocacy, Relationships, and Sexual Violence
    907-786-6247 (Monday-Thursday 1-5 pm)
    907-276-7273 (Available 24/7)
    Rasmuson Hall 118
    advocate@staralaska.org

  • Legal Assistance: UAA campuses do not offer on-campus legal assistance.
Off Campus Resources and Contact Information:
  • Legal Assistance

    The Alaska Legal Services Corporation’s (ALSC) mission is to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect their safety, their health and promote family stability. The ALSC has 12 locations, including offices in Anchorage, Kenai, and Palmer. For contact information for each location, go to: www.alsc-law.org/contact-us

  • Visa and Immigration Assistance

    The Alaska Institute for Justice’s (AIJ) mission is to promote and protect the human rights of all Alaskans including immigrants, refugees, and Alaska Native communities by providing critical services to these underserved populations, including legal representation, language interpretation services, training and educational programs. The AIJ provides services to immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For contact information for the Anchorage office, go to: www.akijp.org/who-we-are

  • Student Financial Aid

    The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education & Alaska Student Loan Corporation provides financial aid for college and career planning. For contact information, go to: https://acpe.alaska.gov/Contact-Us

Additional Resources:

Confidentiality

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that educational institutions, including higher educational institutions, with certain exceptions, obtain written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from student education records. However, an institution may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless the institution has been advised to withhold such information in accordance with FERPA compliant procedures. Parties may request that directory information on file with the University be withheld by going to UAOnline, then clicking on “Personal Information,” and clicking on “Change Student Directory Hold Information,” and select “Enable,” and then click on “Update Confidentiality.”

A directory hold applies to all elements of directory information on a student’s record. The University of Alaska does not apply a directory hold differentially to the various directory information data elements. As a result, a directory hold will prevent the University from releasing information to verify a student’s enrollment or earned degrees to scholarship organizations, loan agencies, and future employers. The directory hold will also prevent us from listing or releasing a student’s name related to Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists, as well as the commencement program or any other University publication. 

Regardless of whether a complainant has opted-out of allowing the University to share "directory information," personally identifiable information about the complainant, respondent, and other necessary parties will be treated as private and only shared with persons who have a specific need-to-know, i.e., those who are involved in the investigation and adjudication of the report or those involved in providing supportive measures to the parties. Absolute confidentiality may not be maintained in all circumstances, especially in cases where the University must take action to protect the safety of others. By only sharing personally identifiable information with individuals on a need-to-know basis, the University will maintain as confidential, any supportive measures provided to the parties to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the ability of the University to provide the supportive measures.

The University does not publish the names of crime victims or other identifiable information regarding complainants in the Daily Crime Log or in the annual crime statistics that are disclosed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Furthermore, if a Timely Warning Notice is issued on the basis of a report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the name of the complainant and other personally identifiable information about the complainant will be withheld.

Adjudication of Allegations

The University's administrative process includes a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution. In all instances, the process will be conducted in a manner that is consistent with the institution's policy and that is transparent to the complainant and respondent. 

Typically, the resolution of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking complaints that constitute sex or gender-based discrimination are completed within 180 days of the report. However, each proceeding allows for extensions of timeframes for good cause with written notice to the complainant and the respondent of the delay and the reason for the delay. 

University officials involved in the investigation and adjudication of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking complaints that constitute sex or gender-based discrimination are trained annually on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Training for these officials will address but will not be limited to the following topics:

  • Relevant evidence and how it should be used during a proceeding;
  • Proper techniques for questioning witnesses;
  • Basic procedural rules for conducting a proceeding; and
  • Avoiding actual and perceived conflicts of interest.

On October 14, 2020, the University hosted a virtual training presented by Grand River Solutions to address all of these topics and more. The training was recorded and is available for individuals who want to watch the training again or who need to receive the training later in the academic year. The recording can be accessed on the website of the Office of Equity & Compliance.

University policy relating to the investigation and adjudication of complaints that concern sex or gender-based discrimination provides that:

  1. The complainant and the respondent will have timely notice for meetings at which the complainant or respondent, or both, may be present;
  2. The complainant, the respondent, and appropriate officials will have timely and equal access to any information that will be used during formal and informal administrative meetings and hearings;
  3. The institutional administrative procedures will not be conducted by officials who have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the complainant or the respondent;
  4. The complainant and the respondent will have the same opportunities to have others present during any institutional administrative proceeding. The complainant and the respondent each have the opportunity to be advised by an advisor of their choice, including an advisor they choose at their own expense, at any stage of the process, and to be accompanied by that advisor to any related meeting or proceeding. The advisor may be a friend, relative, student, faculty, or staff member, advocacy organization staff member or volunteer, union representative, or attorney. A witness in the grievance process may also be an advisor, and any perceived “conflict of interest” will be taken into account by the decision-maker. The University will not limit the choice of advisor or presence of the advisor for either the complainant or the respondent in any meeting or institutional administrative proceeding. For live hearings held under Title IX policy, parties who do not have an advisor will be assigned an advisor by the University.
  5. The complainant and the respondent will be notified simultaneously, in writing, of any initial, interim, and final decision of any administrative proceeding; and
  6. Where an appeal is permitted under the applicable policy, the complainant and the respondent will be notified simultaneously in writing of the procedures for the respondent and the complainant to appeal the result of the institutional disciplinary proceeding. When an appeal is filed, the complainant and the respondent will be notified simultaneously in writing of any change to the result prior to the time that it becomes final, as well as of the final result once the appeal is resolved.
How to File a Complaint

Whether or not criminal charges are brought, an individual or the University [2] may file a complaint of sex or gender-based discrimination using the following procedures.

  1. Notify the UAA Title IX Coordinator by phone 907-786-0818 or in person in Room 106 of the University Lake Building on the Anchorage campus. Reports can also be made online at: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UnivofAlaska&layout_id=77.  If you would prefer to report the incident by phone or in person to someone on your campus, see the list of Title IX representatives for each UA campus located online at https://www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/title-ix-contacts/.
  2. Tell UAA about the incident by using the UA Confidential Hotline. You may phone 855-251-5719 or you may file a report online at https://www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/disclosure-options/. When you use the UA Confidential Hotline, you have the choice of disclosing who you are, remaining semi-anonymous, or completely anonymous.
  3. Call University Police by phone 907-786-1120 or in person in Room 114 in Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus. You may report the crime anonymously to University Police using their Silent Witness webpage located online at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/about/administrative-services/departments/university-police-department/sw.cshtml.

*For allegations which meet the definition of sexual harassment under Title IX, including some forms of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, an investigation will not commence without a formal written complaint from either the complainant or the Title IX Coordinator. The requirements of a formal complaint are detailed in University Regulation 01.04.060.B.3.

With the limited exception of counselors, clergy, or other persons with a professional license requiring confidentiality who are working within that license, all staff, all faculty, and Residence Life student employees are considered responsible employees and are required to report incidents of sex and gender-based discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator.

Range of Supportive Measures Available When Sex or Gender-based Discrimination is Alleged

The University may offer supportive measures including, but not limited to:

  • Rescheduling of exams and assignments;
  • Changing class schedules or assisting in withdrawal without penalty;
  • Changing University work schedule or job assignments;
  • Changing campus housing;
  • Making transportation arrangements or arranging a safety escort;
  • Imposing an on-campus "no contact order," an administrative action designed to stop contact and communications between two or more individuals; and
  • Fully or partially restricting the respondent's access to the University or University services or functions.
Types of Proceedings Utilized in Cases of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

UAA has four policies that address student or employee conduct in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, depending on the nature of the case and the role of the individuals involved:

Policy
Description
  1. Regents' Policy and University Regulation Chapter 01.04

Applies to complaints of sex and gender-based discrimination, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking that:

  • Occurred within a University program or activity; AND
  • Involves a complainant participating or attempting to participate in a University educational program or activity at the time the complaint is filed; AND
  • Involves a respondent participating or attempting to participate in a University educational program or activity; AND
  • Involves conduct occurring within the United States; AND
  • Meets the definitions of Title IX prohibited conduct under R01.04.010.

2. Regents' Policy and University Regulation Chapter 01.02

Applies to complaints involving discriminatory behavior including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking that:

  • Is not covered by R01.04; 
  • Involves a respondent who is affiliated with the University; AND
  • Creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning or working environment on campus.

3. Regents' Policy and University Regulation Chapter 09.02

Applies to conduct prohibited under the Student Code of Conduct including any allegations of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking that:

  • Is not covered by R01.04 or R01.02; AND
  • Involves a respondent who is a student or student organization

4. Regents' Policies and University Regulations Chapters 04.02, 04.07, 04.08, 04.10, & 09.05

Applies to misconduct by employees, including any accusations of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking that:

  • Is not covered by R01.04 or R01.02; AND
  • Involves a respondent who is an employee


Sex and gender-based misconduct may result in a single University policy violation or a combination of multiple University policy violations, dependent on the fact pattern and the circumstances. Reported behavior which, after assessment, appears to meet the jurisdictional requirements and definitions of prohibited conduct under BOR 01.04 (Title IX) will be addressed first under BOR 01.04. However, if information is discovered which changes the coverage assessment, the BOR 01.04 process will be ended and the reported behavior should be addressed under any other applicable chapter(s).

The following sections describe each Chapter.

Note: All references to “day” in this document will refer to one business day.

Regents' Policy and University Regulation 01.04

A full version of this policy is located at: www.alaska.edu/bor/policy/01-04.pdf

How the University Determines Whether This Policy Applies and Whether to Proceed with an Investigation; Supportive Measures

Upon receiving a report of sex or gender-based discrimination, the Title IX Coordinator determines if there is sufficient basis and jurisdiction to initiate an investigation under BOR 01.04. Sex and gender-based misconduct that does not meet the requirements of BOR 01.04 are addressed under other applicable chapters (see table at the beginning of this document). 

The Title IX Coordinator engages with the complainant in the interactive process to discuss supportive measures, determine whether the complainant wants to proceed with an investigation or whether the circumstances require the University to proceed with an investigation, and explains the process for filling out a formal complaint. The Equity & Compliance staff also evaluates the risk, if any, the respondent presents to the complainant or University community and takes appropriate steps in response to that assessment.

Steps in the Process
  1. Anticipated Timelines

    A reasonably prompt timeframe for conclusion of the grievance process, including time for filing and resolving appeals and participation in any informal resolution processes, is defined as 180 days. See the following for additional timelines applicable to specific steps in the process.

  2. Decision-Making Process and Outcomes
    • Informal Resolution

      As detailed in BOR 01.04.120, any party may request to use the University’s informal resolution process (which may involve, for instance, mediation, training, restorative justice, developmental opportunities, or apologies) to resolve a formal complaint any time after the formal complaint is filed but before a determination of responsibility has been made. Informal resolution is not available in cases alleging sex or gender-based discrimination by an employee against a student. As long as all parties agree in writing to attempt the informal resolution process, the formal grievance process will stop and the informal resolution process will begin. If any party no longer wishes to use informal resolution, the informal resolution process will end and the formal grievance process will resume.

    • Investigation

      A formal complaint is required to proceed with an investigation under Title IX. Sex and gender-based allegations that do not meet the requirements of Regents' Policy and University Regulation 01.04 must be dismissed and are addressed under different chapters of policy. A complainant or respondent can appeal the dismissal of a formal complaint within 5 days of receipt of the dismissal. A complainant or respondent must submit a written appeal to the chancellor or the president, in the case of statewide employees. The president, chancellor, or their designee will review the appeal and render a prompt, written decision either upholding the dismissal, overturning the dismissal and returning it for additional investigation to the original Title IX coordinator, or to another Title IX coordinator if a conflict of interest exists for or with the original Title IX coordinator, or seeking more information.

      If a formal complaint is received, the Title IX investigator(s) will conduct an investigation that provides an objective evaluation of all relevant evidence, including both inculpatory and exculpatory evidence, and does not make credibility assessments based on a person’s status as a complainant, respondent, or witness. The burden of gathering evidence rests on the University and not on the parties; however, the parties may present relevant witnesses and evidence to the investigator.

      The Title IX investigator(s) will provide the parties with an equal opportunity to inspect and review any evidence obtained as part of the investigation that is directly related to the allegations raised in the formal complaint, including any evidence which the University does not intend to rely upon in reaching a determination regarding responsibility. The parties will have at least 10 days to submit a written response to the evidence, which the investigator will consider prior to completion of the investigative report. 

      The Title IX investigator(s) will write an investigative report that does not make a finding but fairly summarizes relevant evidence, makes relevant credibility assessments, and considers each party’s written response to the evidence and, at least 10 days prior to a hearing, send a copy of the investigative report to each party and the party’s advisor, if any, in an electronic format or a hard copy, for review and written responses.

    • Hearing and Determination of Responsibility

      Once the investigative report has been distributed, the University Office of General Counsel will timely appoint a decision-maker to conduct a hearing. The decision-maker shall not be the campus Title IX coordinator or the investigator of record, but may be a Title IX coordinator or investigator from another campus or any other qualified person.

      A live hearing will be held with either in person or virtual attendance of parties, witness, and other participants. Hearings will last no longer than two days with the option of an extension at the decision-maker’s discretion upon request by the University, the complainant or the respondent.

      The decision-maker shall have discretion for the following additional determinations:

      1. To allow or restrict attendance of non-parties at the hearing, including restriction of attendance of all persons other than the University’s representatives, the parties, their advisors, and a union representative, if applicable;
      2. To allow the University, complainant, and respondent, or an advisor, to make a brief opening and/or closing statement, provided no party shall be compelled to make any such statement; and
      3. To ask questions during the hearing of any party or witness, including the right to be the first person to ask questions of any party or witness.

      The Title IX investigator will present the relevant evidence gathered during the investigation.  The decision-maker may not consider or rely upon any statements not made or affirmed in the hearing.  Statements may be made or affirmed in various mediums and means, including video, written, email or other form or format.

      The decision-maker shall allow each party’s advisor, whether selected or appointed, to ask the other party and any witnesses all relevant questions and follow-up questions, including those challenging credibility of any party or witness. Questioning and cross-examination shall not be permitted by any party personally. Determinations of relevancy of any question asked by any advisor shall be made by the decision-maker prior to any response by a party or witness. A decision-maker may require the parties and their advisors, or the parties may elect, to pre-submit their questions in advance of the hearing to enable the relevancy determination to be pre-established.

      Questions and evidence about the complainant’s sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior is not relevant unless provided to prove either that someone other than respondent committed the conduct alleged by complainant or if it concerns specific instances of the complainant’s prior sexual behavior with respect to the respondent that are offered to prove consent to the conduct alleged by complainant.

      If a party or witness is unwilling to submit to cross-examination, or to respond to any question that the decision-maker has determined is relevant, the decision-maker may not rely on any statement of that party or witness in reaching a determination about responsibility.

      The decision-maker must issue a written determination regarding responsibility within 30 days, and this deadline may be extended for good cause with written notice to both parties. 

      The written determination regarding responsibility will include any disciplinary sanctions the University imposes on the respondent and the date sanctions take effect, absent any appeal. Possible sanctions are outlined under R01.04.160.

    • Appeal

      The complainant and respondent each have a right to appeal a determination regarding responsibility. To appeal, a complainant or respondent must submit a written request to appeal within 5 days of receipt of the determination. The request must identify the finding being appealed and the ground(s) for appeal per Regulation 01.04.180. The appeal authority will be the chancellor at the separately accredited universities within the University system — UAA, UAF, and UAS — or the system president for statewide employees.

      Upon receipt of a request to appeal a decision under this chapter, the chancellor or president shall allow the complainant and respondent to have 15 days to submit a written statement in support of, or challenging, the outcome, but no party is obligated to submit a statement, nor shall a party’s decision not to file a statement be held against them. 

      The chancellor or president will issue a written decision describing the result of the appeal and the rationale for the result and will provide the decision to the complainant and respondent simultaneously. 

      An appeal of sanctions for a finding of responsibility against non-represented (non-bargaining unit) individuals is handled under Regents' Policy and University Regulation 09.02 and 04.08 as outlined in those sections.  

      Bargaining unit employees who have been found responsible and disciplined pursuant to this sex and gender-based discrimination chapter must resolve any dispute regarding the findings of responsibility or sanctions through the dispute resolution processes provided in their collective bargaining agreement.

  3. Standard of Evidence

    Findings are made using the preponderance of the evidence standard.

Regents' Policy and University Regulation 01.02

A full version of this policy is located at: https://www.alaska.edu/bor/policy/01.02-General%20Provisions.pdf.

How the University Determines Whether This Policy will be Used

An Equity & Compliance investigator reviews reported allegations to determine whether the alleged conduct constitutes discrimination and falls within jurisdiction of applicable policies; the investigator gives consideration to: the record as a whole, the totality of the circumstances, and, where applicable, regulatory guidelines.

Steps in the Disciplinary Process
  1. Anticipated Timelines and General Procedures
    • The Equity & Compliance investigator(s) will conduct a timely investigation that includes making a determination of responsibility.
    • A copy of the written findings are distributed to the complainant and the respondent and the following parties, if appropriate: the respondent’s supervisor, the Office of General Counsel, the UA Labor and Employee Engagement Office in Human Resources, and office of Student Conduct.
    • A non-represented (non-bargaining unit) complainant or respondent who disputes the written findings of the investigation report may request a formal review of the findings within 5 days of the release of the findings.
      • The requested formal review will be conducted by one or more trained individuals appointed by the chancellor or, in the case of statewide employees, the president. The purpose of this review is to provide an opportunity for the chancellor or president to obtain an objective review of the investigation findings when those findings are disputed by one of the involved parties
      • The review is scheduled as soon as practicable and the written recommendation resulting from the review will be forwarded to the chancellor, or in the case of a statewide employee, to the president for a decision.
      • If a party is dissatisfied with the decision of a chancellor resulting from a formal review, that party may request a discretionary review by the president within 5 days of the decision.
      • If the president elects to review a chancellor’s decision, the president’s decision will be the final decision of the University. If the president does not elect to accept a review within 15 days, the decision of the chancellor then becomes the final decision of the University. In the case of Statewide Administration employees, the decision of the president is the final decision of the University.
    • Employees covered under collective bargaining agreement may dispute decisions, including findings and sanctions pursuant to P01.02, using the processes provided in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

  2. Decision-Making Process and Outcomes
    • Informal Resolution Process

      The purpose of informal resolution is to educate and inform individuals of their offensive behavior and to allow individuals the opportunity to voluntarily correct inappropriate behavior without administrative action. A complainant generally should try to inform the person directly that his or her behavior is unwelcome, harmful or offensive. The complainant is also encouraged to request assistance from other University employees (supervisors), UA Human Resources, advisors or affirmative action officers in the informal resolution of a complaint. These assistants will promptly attempt to resolve the complaint through consultation and guidance of the complainant or, as appropriate, mediation between all concerned parties. Informal resolution may include informing the person about the behavior and/or writing a letter concerning the behavior and requesting that the behavior be stopped. If informal resolution efforts fail to achieve satisfactory results, or if informal resolution is inappropriate in consideration of the circumstances or the egregious nature of the alleged behavior, the complainant may file a formal complaint with the affirmative action officer or the regional personnel officer as the initial action.

    • Investigation

      Investigations are conducted by a University investigator who makes findings of responsibility or no responsibility and forwards these findings to the appropriate office, such as Student Conduct or Human Resources, based on the parties’ roles, regarding the assignment of sanctions.

    • Sanctions

      For student respondents, the office of Student Conduct imposes or recommends sanctions as defined in University Regulation 09.02.040. For employee respondents, the supervisor or the Human Resources office imposes sanctions according to Regents' Policy 04.07 and 04.08 and applicable collective bargaining agreements. For respondents that are both students and University employees, all applicable sanction procedures may be used. For third-party respondents, sanctions are imposed by campus leadership.

  3. Standard of Proof

    Findings are made using the preponderance of the evidence standard.

Regents' Policy and University Regulation 09.02

A full version of this policy can be found at: www.alaska.edu/bor/policy/09-02.pdf

How the University Determines Whether This Policy will be Used

Any University student, faculty, staff member, or community member may report an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct to the appropriate student conduct administrator in accordance with MAU rules and procedures. The University has the right to pursue notice of student misconduct on its own behalf and initiate a student conduct review, regardless of whether or not a formal allegation is submitted by a complainant.

The student conduct administrator will then review the allegations and conduct an appropriate preliminary investigation to determine:

  • whether to dismiss the matter because insufficient information exists to support the accusation; or
  • whether sufficient information exists to warrant further student conduct proceedings; and, if so,
  • whether the allegations, if substantiated, will subject the student to a major or a minor sanction.
Steps in the Administrative Process
  1. Anticipated Timelines and General Procedures
    • Upon making the initial determination that any allegation warrants a student conduct proceeding, the student conduct administrator will send the student written notification:
      • of the allegations of misconduct and the provisions of the Code which allegedly have been violated;
      • of the student conduct administrator’s name, telephone number, and office location; and the time period in which the student should schedule a meeting to review the allegations with the student conduct administrator;
      • of whether a major or minor sanction is likely to be imposed should the allegations be substantiated by a preponderance of the evidence; and
      • that, should the student fail to schedule a meeting to review the allegations, the meeting will be scheduled by the student conduct administrator.
    • The student conduct administrator schedules an administrative review with the respondent to review the allegations. Administrative reviews will ordinarily be scheduled between three and fifteen days after the student conduct administrator sends written notice of the allegations to the student.
    • Barring extenuating circumstances, the student conduct administrator prepares written findings and conclusions and sends the decision to the complainant and respondent within ten days after the conclusion of the administrative review.
    • If the case results in a finding of responsibility and the respondent is assigned minor sanctions, then:
      • The respondent may submit an appeal in writing within seven days of the day the decision is issued.
      • Barring extenuating circumstances, the designated appeal reviewer will issue its written decision within seven days of receiving the notice of appeal.
    • If the case results in a finding of responsibility and the student conduct administrator recommends the imposition of major sanctions on the respondent, then the student has seven days to submit written comments on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the administrative review.
      • The MAU senior student services professional or designee will review the record and render a decision within fourteen days of receipt of the recommendation, barring extenuating circumstances.
      • If the MAU senior student services professional has recommended a major sanction, the chancellor will review the record, and barring extenuating circumstances, render a decision within seven days of receipt of the recommendation.

  2. Decision-Making Process
    • Investigation

      Investigations are conducted by a student conduct administrator who makes findings of responsibility or no responsibility and assigns or recommends sanctions. At the administrative review, the student conduct administrator reviews the allegations and available information regarding the matter. The student is given the opportunity to present relevant information, names of witnesses, relevant explanations, and/or mitigating factors for the alleged violation.

      The University student conduct system is an administrative process and is not a court of law and is not held to standards applied in criminal proceedings. Formal rules of evidence do not apply. Testimony containing hearsay may be heard, and will be weighed appropriately, taking into account the reliability of the information. Findings and conclusions are based upon information obtained during the review.

    • Sanctions
      In determining appropriate sanctions, the student's present and past disciplinary record, the nature of the offense, the severity of any damage, injury, or harm resulting from the prohibited behavior, and other factors relevant to the matter are considered.

    • Appeals
      An appeal must be made in writing and identify the ground(s) for appeal. The designated appeal reviewer conducts a review of the record and issues a decision dismissing or upholding or altering or modifying the challenged decision, making a new decision, authorizing a new review, or referring the matter back for further review.

  3. Standard of Evidence

    A student conduct procedure is a review undertaken by the University to establish whether there is substantial information to determine whether it is more likely than not that a student violated the Code.

Possible Sanctions in Cases of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

Student Sanctions

Possible Sanctions

Non-Consensual
Sexual Contact

Sexual Assault

Stalking

Dating Violence

Domestic Violence

Letter of Expectations*

X

X

X

X

X

Warning**

X

X

X

X

X

Disciplinary Probation

X

X

X

X

X

Denial of Benefits

X

X

X

X

X

Restitution

X

X

X

X

X

Discretionary Sanction

X

X

X

X

X

Restricted Access

X

X

X

X

X

Suspension*** 

X

X

X

X

X

Expulsion

X

X

X

X

X

Revocation of a Degree

X

X

X

X

X

*A letter of expectations is a possible sanction under R01.04.160.D.21, but it is not a possible sanction under R09.02.050.B. 

**A warning is not a possible sanction under R01.04.160.D.21 but it is a possible sanction under R09.02.050.B. 

***Suspensions can be one semester or longer in duration. A suspension less than one year is unlikely. Additional information about terms of re-enrollment for students who have been suspended are listed in the definition for suspension. 

A letter of expectations or a warning are unlikely sanctions in allegations of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence.

Definition of Sanctions for Students (as defined in BOR 01.04 and BOR 09.02)
  • Letter of Expectations: A letter of expectations indicates the deficiencies in a student’s conduct and the standards a student is expected to meet.
  • Warning: A notice that the student is violating or has violated University policy, and that further misconduct may result in more severe disciplinary action.
  • Disciplinary Probation: A written warning that includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be engaged in specified conduct during a specified period of time (the probationary period).
  • Denial of Benefits: Specific benefits may be denied a respondent for a designated period of time.
  • Restitution: A respondent may be required to reimburse the University or other victims related to the misconduct for damage to or misappropriation of property, or for reasonable expenses incurred.
  • Discretionary Sanction: Community service work or other uncompensated labor, educational classes, research papers, reflective essays, counseling, or other sanctions that may be seen as appropriate to the circumstances of a given matter. Costs incurred by the respondent in fulfilling a discretionary sanction will typically be the responsibility of the respondent.
  • Restricted Access: A respondent may be restricted from entering certain designated areas and/or facilities or from using specific equipment for a specified period of time. For example, a respondent may be restricted from a classroom, a building, a floor of a residence hall, a residence hall, a residential community, an area of campus, or the entire campus.
  • Suspension: Suspension is the separation of the respondent from the University for a specified period of time, after which the respondent may be eligible to return. During the period of suspension, the respondent may be prohibited from participation in any activity sponsored or authorized by the University and may be barred from all property owned or controlled by the University, except as stated on the notification. If a respondent who is suspended seeks to re-enroll at the University, the respondent must submit a written request for re-enrollment that includes a statement from a mental health professional who is not affiliated with the University of Alaska and who is licensed to practice psychotherapy or personal counseling. The statement must affirm the respondent participated in an assessment with that provider and complied with any recommendations for treatment. The respondent must also sign a release of information allowing UAA officials to speak to the provider. If a respondent receives permission to re-enroll, the respondent will be placed on disciplinary probation for a period of one year from the date of the respondent’s re-enrollment.
  • Expulsion: Expulsion is the permanent separation of the respondent from the University. The respondent may be prohibited from participation in any activity sponsored or authorized by the University and may be barred from property owned or controlled by the University except as stated on the notice of expulsion.
  • Revocation of a Degree: Any degree previously conferred by the University may be revoked if the student is found to have committed academic misconduct in pursuit of that degree, such as an education student who sexually harasses a minor K-12 student during a teaching internship or a nursing student who sexually harasses a patient during an externship placement.

Employee Sanctions

Possible Sanctions

Non-Consensual
Sexual Contact

Sexual Assault

Stalking

Dating Violence

Domestic Violence

Written Reprimand

X

X

X

X

X

Disciplinary Probation 

(not exceeding 6 months)

X

X

X

X

X

Suspension 

(10 or fewer days)

X

X

X

X

X

Termination for Cause

X

X

X

X

X

The above chart reflects the University’s sanctioning guidelines absent extenuating circumstances.

Definition of Sanctions for Employees
  • Written Reprimand: Written reprimand will describe the nature of the offense or deficiency, the method or methods of correction, and the probable action to be taken if the offense is repeated or the deficiency persists. The written reprimand will be placed in the respondent’s personnel file.
  • Disciplinary Probation: Any respondent who fails to meet the performance standards or employment conditions of the supervising authority may, at the discretion of the University, be placed on disciplinary probation for a period not exceeding six months. Failure to meet the disciplinary performance standards or employment conditions may result in termination of employment for cause.
  • Suspension: A respondent may be suspended without pay for not more than ten working days. Suspension may be used in circumstances which the University believes that by its use the respondent will correct their job-related behavior or performance and where discharge appears unwarranted. A suspended respondent will not receive holidays, wages, sick or annual leave accrual, or other benefits based on hours during the leave period, but will continue to be covered by the applicable group insurance program.
  • Termination for Cause: A respondent may be terminated from employment for cause.
Other Definitions Pertaining to Applicable Student and/or Employee Policies
  • Amnesty: The University will provide amnesty for conduct that would warrant minor sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct, such as underage drinking or prohibited drug use, that is related to misconduct reported under Regents’ Policy and University Regulation 01.04 and 09.02.
  • Retaliation: The University expressly prohibits retaliation. Report incidents of retaliation immediately to the Title IX coordinator.
University-Initiated Protective Measures

In addition to those protective measures previously described, the Equity & Compliance director or their designee will determine whether supportive or protective measures should be implemented, and, if so, take steps to implement those measures as soon as possible. Examples of supportive and protective measures include, but are not limited to: a University order of no contact, residence hall relocation, adjustment of course schedules, a leave of absence, or reassignment to a different supervisor or position. These supportive or protective measures may be applied to one, both, or multiple parties involved but may not be punitive.[3] Violations of the Equity & Compliance director’s directives and/or protective measures will constitute related violations that may lead to disciplinary action. Protective measures imposed may be temporary pending the results of an investigation or may become permanent.

Notification to Victims of Crimes of Violence

The University will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence, or a non-forcible sex offense, the results of any administrative proceeding the University conducted against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as the result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the alleged victim for purposes of this paragraph.

Sex Offender Registration

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, volunteers services or is a student. In Alaska, convicted sex offenders must register with the Department of Public Safety (DPS). You can link to this information, which appears on the DPS website, by accessing https://dps.alaska.gov/sorweb/.

Definition of Clery Terms Used in Statistics Tables

The Clery Act statistics reported on the following pages use terms with federal definitions that allow comparability across campuses, regardless of the state in which the campus is located. Selected definitions are as follows:

Clery Geography

On Campus
  1. Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and
  2. Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
On Campus Student Housing Facilities

Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.

Non Campus
  1. Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or
  2. Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Public Property

All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Clery Act Crimes

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter

The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent Manslaughter

The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Robbery

The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault

An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.

Burglary

The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft

The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Arson

Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

For the definitions of Rape, Fondling, Statutory Rape, and Incest, please see the Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking section.

Arrests and Disciplinary Referrals

Drug Abuse Violations

The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. Arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs.

Liquor Law Violations

The violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.

Illegal Weapons Possession

The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Crimes

For definitions of Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, please see the Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking section.

Hate Crimes

A crime that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias against the victim. The applicable categories of bias include the victim's actual or perceived race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin and disability.

Statistics Tables for UAA Campuses

Anchorage Campus

Crimes
 Crimes
On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter by Negligence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 3* 3 0 1* 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling 6* 9* 0 0 3* 0 0 0* 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 2* 1* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 2* 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 1 5* 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 15* 15* 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 1 10 7 0 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 13* 7* 5 13* 7* 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 100* 63 34 99* 60 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
Violence Against Women Act
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Domestic Violence 3* 5* 8 1 3* 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 1* 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 14* 16* 25 4* 5* 7 0 0 1 0 0 0

"On Campus Student Housing Facilities" is a subset of the statistics that occurred on campus; they are not in addition to those statistics found under "On Campus."

HATE CRIMES: In 2017 and 2018, there were no reported hate crimes. In 2019, there was one hate crime on campus involving intimidation due to race.

UNFOUNDED CRIMES: There was one unfounded crime in 2017, four unfounded crimes in 2018, and two unfounded crimes in 2019*.

*CORRECTIONS:

In fall 2020, the UAA Clery Compliance team did a comprehensive review of all reported statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 following an extended training with Clery Act consultants D. Stafford & Associates. The following corrections were made on December 8, 2020 as a result of the comprehensive review:

  • One noncampus fondling statistic was removed from the 2018 statistics and reclassified as an on campus rape statistic. This correction was made following a new understanding of on campus geography as it pertains to the Clery Act and more information available for the report. 
  • One on campus fondling statistic was removed from the 2018 statistics and added to 2017 statistics after new information showed it was initially reported in 2017 and not 2018. The correction was made because Clery crimes are to be recorded for the year the initial report is made.
  • One on campus student housing fondling statistic and one on campus housing rape statistic were added to the 2018 statistics after a review of the report indicated that they were excluded in the original statistics. Due to the complexity of the report, an inquiry was made to the U.S. Department of Education regarding what should be included. The guidance provided was in agreement with the corrections.
  • Two campus aggravated assault statistics in 2017 were changed to one on campus robbery statistic because it was determined the aggravated assaults occurred as a continuance of an attempted theft of personal property. This correction was made because an aggravated assault that occurs as part of a larceny-theft should be classified as a robbery in accordance with the Clery Act.
  • One on campus burglary statistic was added to the 2018 statistics because a review of the report indicated two buildings were burglarized instead of one. This correction was made because each structure burglarized should be its own crime report.
  • One on campus burglary statistic was added to the 2018 statistics because a review of the report indicated it was classified as a larceny-theft but met the definitions of a burglary under the Clery Act.
  • One on campus motor vehicle theft statistic was added to the 2017 statistics after it was discovered to have not been previously counted.
  • One on campus motor vehicle theft statistic was added to the 2017 statistics after a review of the report indicated it was an attempted motor vehicle theft and was incorrectly categorized as vandalism. This correction was made because attempted motor vehicle thefts count as a motor vehicle theft statistic under the Clery Act.
  • Two on campus motor vehicle theft statistics were added to the 2018 statistics because both reports were previously listed as unfounded but did not meet the threshold to be unfounded under the Clery Act. For a crime to be unfounded under the Clery Act, it must have been thoroughly investigated by sworn or commissioned law enforcement personnel and, through that investigation, found to be false or baseless.
  • Five on campus student housing drug abuse referral statistics for 2017 and five on campus student housing drug abuse referral statistics for 2018 were removed. This correction was made because the referrals were policy violations only and not considered crimes in the State of Alaska.
  • Three on campus student housing liquor law referral statistics were added to the 2018 statistics. This correction was made because all individuals referred for review where a liquor law violation occurred should be counted.
  • One on campus student housing domestic violence statistic was added to the 2018 statistics after a review of a fondling report was determined to also meet the Clery Act standards for domestic violence.
  • One on campus dating violence statistic was removed from the 2017 statistics because it did not meet the Clery Act standards for dating violence.

In fall 2020, the UAA Clery Compliance team participated in a comprehensive review of our campus geography as it relates to the Clery Act. The following statistics were corrected on December 8, 2020 because of the improved identification of campus geography and subsequent determination that additional Clery Act offenses occurred within Anchorage campus Clery geography:

  • One on campus robbery report was added to the 2017 statistics.
  • One on campus robbery report was added to the 2018 statistics.
  • One on campus aggravated assault was added to the 2017 statistics.
  • One on campus report of motor vehicle theft was added to the 2017 statistics.
  • Two on campus domestic violence reports were added to the 2017 statistics.
  • One on campus domestic violence report was added to the 2018 statistics.

During the Clery Act training conducted in the fall of 2020 with Clery Act consultants D. Stafford & Associates, the UAA Clery Compliance team gained an improved understanding of how to count stalking reports as it pertains to the Clery Act. In order to accurately count all stalking statistics, all VAWA reports were assessed for previously uncounted stalking reports. As a result of this review, the following changes were made on December 8, 2020:

  • Seven on campus stalking statistics and two on campus student housing stalking statistics were added to the 2017 statistics.
  • Six on campus stalking statistics and four on campus student housing stalking statistics were added to the 2018 statistics.

An on campus simple assault in 2018 which is not a Clery Act crime was re-classified as an aggravated assault which is a Clery Act crime. The aggravated assault was unfounded by University Police and added as an unfounded crime to the 2018 crime statistics.

Aviation Technology Complex

Crimes
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter by Negligence 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Arrests
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Violence Against Women Act
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Stalking 1* 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 0

HATE CRIMES: There were no hate crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

UNFOUNDED CRIMES: There were no unfounded crimes in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

*CORRECTIONS:

In fall 2020, the UAA Clery Compliance team did a comprehensive review of all reported statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 following an extended training with Clery Act consultants D. Stafford & Associates. The UAA Clery Compliance team gained an improved understanding of how to count stalking reports as it pertains to the Clery Act from the training. On December 8, 2020 a correction was made to add one on campus stalking statistic to the 2017 statistics that should have been counted.

Chugiak-Eagle River Campus

Crimes
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Violence Against Women Act
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 1* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HATE CRIMES: There were no hate crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

UNFOUNDED CRIMES: There were no unfounded crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

*CORRECTIONS:

In fall 2020, the UAA Clery Compliance team did a comprehensive review of all reported statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 following an extended training with Clery Act consultants D. Stafford & Associates. The UAA Clery Compliance team gained an improved understanding of how to count stalking reports as it pertains to the Clery Act from the training. On December 8, 2020 a correction was made to add one on campus stalking statistics to the 2017 statistics that should have been counted.

Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay Campus

Crimes
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Violence Against Women Act
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HATE CRIMES: There were no hate crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

UNFOUNDED CRIMES: There were no unfounded crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus

Crimes
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter by Negligence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0* 2 0 0* 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 2 5 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Violence Against Women Act
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

"On Campus Student Housing Facilities" is a subset of the statistics that occurred on campus; they are not in addition to those statistics found under "On Campus." Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus has no On Campus Student Housing Facilities for the 2020-2021 academic year.

HATE CRIMES: There were no hate crimes in 2017, or 2018. There were two reported hate crimes on campus in 2019: one involving an aggravated assault due to sexual orientation, and one involving destruction of property due to sexual orientation.

UNFOUNDED CRIMES: There were no unfounded crimes in 2017 or 2018. There was one on campus crime unfounded in 2019. This crime was unfounded by local law enforcement and it is not known if the unfounding was done to Clery Act standards.

*CORRECTIONS:

In fall 2020, the UAA Clery Compliance team did a comprehensive review of all reported statistics  for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 following an extended training with Clery Act consultants D. Stafford & Associates. On December 8, 2020 two on campus student housing drug abuse referral statistics for 2018 were removed. This correction was made because the referrals were policy violations only and not considered crimes in the State of Alaska.

Kodiak College

Crimes
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Violence Against Women Act
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HATE CRIMES: There were no hate crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

UNFOUNDED CRIMES: There were no unfounded crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

Matanuska-Susitna College

Crimes
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 1 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Burglary 0 1 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Arrests
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Violence Against Women Act
  On Campus Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0
Stalking 4* 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0

HATE CRIMES: There were no hate crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

UNFOUNDED CRIMES: There were no unfounded crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

*CORRECTIONS:

In fall 2020, the UAA Clery Compliance team did a comprehensive review of all reported statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 following an extended training with Clery Act consultants D. Stafford & Associates. The UAA Clery Compliance team gained an improved understanding of how to count stalking reports as it pertains to the Clery Act from the training. On December 8, 2020 a correction was made to add four on campus stalking statistics to the 2017 statistics that should have been counted.

Prince William Sound College

Crimes
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter by Negligence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 2* 0 0 2* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Violence Against Women Act
  On Campus On Campus
Student Housing Facilities
Non Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 2* 0 1 2* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

"On Campus Student Housing Facilities" is a subset of the statistics that occurred on campus; they are not in addition to those statistics found under "On Campus."

HATE CRIMES: There were no hate crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

UNFOUNDED CRIMES: There were no unfounded crimes in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

*CORRECTIONS: 

In fall 2020, the UAA Clery Compliance team did a comprehensive review of all reported statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 following an extended training with Clery Act consultants D. Stafford & Associates. The following correction was made on December 8, 2020 as a result of the comprehensive review:

  • One on campus student housing rape statistic was added to the 2017 statistics. This correction was made after it was discovered to have not been previously counted.
  • Two on campus student housing stalking statistics were added to the 2017 statistics. This correction was made because the UAA Clery Compliance team gained an improved understanding of how to count stalking reports as it pertains to the Clery Act and it was discovered the statistics were not previously counted.

University Center

Crimes
  On Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 2* 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 2 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests
  On Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 1 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
  On Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Illegal Weapons Poss. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Violence Against Women Act
  On Campus Public Property
Year 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0 0 0 0

HATE CRIMES: There were no hate crimes reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

UNFOUNDED CRIMES: There were no unfounded crimes in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

*CORRECTIONS:

In fall 2020, the UAA Clery Compliance team did a comprehensive review of all reported statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 following an extended training with Clery Act consultants D. Stafford & Associates. On December 8, 2020 a correction was made to add one on campus burglary statistic to the 2017 statistics because the burglary was previously classified as a larceny-theft but met the standards of a burglary under the Clery Act.

2020 Fire Safety Report

Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act

The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act was signed into law on August 14, 2008. This legislation requires colleges and universities to report fire safety information related to on-campus residence halls. The 2020 Fire Safety Report includes general information and fire statistics from the previous three calendar years (2017-19) for UAA's two residential communities.

Several statistics are required to be included in the report: the number of fires; fire-related deaths; fire injuries; the cause of these fires; as well as the amount of damage caused by fires. Additionally, UAA is required to report the fire safety features of on campus residence halls including sprinklers, fire alarms, and other fire/life safety systems along with plans for future improvements to fire safety systems. Finally, UAA is required to list the type and amount of fire safety training provided to students and employees.

This report is published by:

Dean of Students Office
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, RH 122
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
907-786-1214 | uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

Fire Safety Report Definitions

Quoted from the "Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Final Regulations."

Fire: Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.

Cause of Fire: The factor or factors that give rise to a fire. The causal factor may be, but is not limited to, the result of an intentional or unintentional action, mechanical failure, or act of nature.

Value of Property Damage: The estimated value of the loss of the structures and contents in terms of the cost of replacement in like kind and quantity. This estimate should include contents damaged by fire, and fire related damages caused by smoke, water, and overhaul; however, it does not include indirect loss, such as business interruption.

Fire Safety Report

The UAA Fire Safety Report is compiled by the Dean of Students Office and University Police.

Anchorage Campus Residential Community

Fire Statistics for 2017

Location

Total Fires

Fire Number

Date of Fire

Cause

Fire Injuries

Fire Deaths

Fire Damage

North Hall
3555 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

East Hall
3701 Residential Dr.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

West Hall
3601 Residential Dr.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 1
3550 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 2
3530 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 3
3540 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 4
3620 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 5
3610 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

1

1

3/29/17

Unintentional/Cooking – Cooking Oil

0

0

$0-$99

MAC 6
3640 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg A – Apts 1-4
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg B – Apts 5-6
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg C – Apts 7-10
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg D – Apts 11-14
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg E – Apts 15-16
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg F – Apts 17-20
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Fire Statistics for 2018

Location

Total Fires

Fire Number

Date of Fire

Cause

Fire Injuries

Fire Deaths

Fire Damage

North Hall
3555 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

East Hall
3701 Residential Dr.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

West Hall
3601 Residential Dr.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 1
3550 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 2
3530 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

1

1

4/5/18

Unintentional/Smoking Materials

0

0

$0-$99

MAC 3
3540 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 4
3620 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 5
3610 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 6
3640 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

1

1

8/28/18

Unintentional/Smoking Materials

0

0

$0-$99

TW Bldg A – Apts 1-4
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg B – Apts 5-6
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg C – Apts 7-10
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg D – Apts 11-14
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg E – Apts 15-16
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg F – Apts 17-20
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Fire Statistics for 2019

Location

Total Fires

Fire Number

Date of Fire

Cause

Fire Injuries

Fire Deaths

Fire Damage

North Hall
3555 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

East Hall
3701 Residential Dr.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

West Hall
3601 Residential Dr.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 1
3550 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 2
3530 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 3
3540 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 4
3620 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

1

 1

 2/19/19

Unintentional/Cooking - Grease Fire in a Cooking Receptacle

0

0

$0-$99

MAC 5
3610 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAC 6
3640 Sharon Gagnon Ln.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg A – Apts 1-4
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg B – Apts 5-6
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg C – Apts 7-10
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg D – Apts 11-14
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg E – Apts 15-16
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TW Bldg F – Apts 17-20
4000 
Elmore Rd.

0

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Fire Log

UAA is required to maintain a fire log for all reportable fire events. The log will include the date, nature of the fire, date reported, and location. A printed copy of this log is maintained by University Police at Eugene Short Hall 114.

Fire Safety Systems

UAA's residence halls (North, East, and West Halls) are equipped with stand-alone smoke detectors in the residents’ rooms and there are water sprinklers throughout the buildings. Only detectors in the hallways activated in these buildings will report directly to University Police Dispatch with ‘addressable' information about the event location. Fire extinguishers are installed in each suite, and in the hallways. The six Main Apartment Complex (MAC) buildings are also addressable, and feature smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and sprinklers. Fire extinguishers are installed in common areas.

The remaining student housing facilities, known as the Templewood Apartments (TW), are townhouse style and feature stand-alone smoke detectors. They also have stand-alone carbon monoxide detectors that do not report to UPD Dispatch. They are fully outfitted with water sprinklers, and activated sprinkler sensors report to University Police Dispatch. Fire extinguishers are installed in common areas.

Bldg name

Fire Alarm Monitoring Done On Site

Partial Sprinkler System*

Full Sprinkler System

Smoke Detection

Fire Extinguisher Devices (portable extinguishing, standpipes, )

Evacuation Plans/Placards

Number of Evacuation (fire) drills each calendar year

Main Apartment Complex, Unit 1

3550 Sharon Gagnon Lane

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Main Apartment Complex, Unit 2

3530 Sharon Gagnon Lane

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Main Apartment Complex, Unit 3

3540 Sharon Gagnon Lane

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Main Apartment Complex, Unit 4

3620 Sharon Gagnon Lane

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Main Apartment Complex, Unit 5

3610 Sharon Gagnon Lane

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Main Apartment Complex, Unit 6

3640 Sharon Gagnon Lane

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Templewood Bldg "A"

4000 Elmore Road

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

X

0

Templewood Bldg "B"

4000 Elmore Road

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

X

0

Templewood Bldg "C"

4000 Elmore Road

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

X

0

Templewood Bldg "D" 

4000 Elmore Road

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

X

0

Templewood Bldg "E"

4000 Elmore Road

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

X

0

Templewood Bldg "F"

4000 Elmore Road

n/a

n/a

X

X

X

X

0

East Hall

3701 Residential Drive

X

n/a

X

X

X

X

2

West Hall

3601 Residential Drive

X

n/a

X

X

X

X

2

North Hall

3555 Sharon Gagnon Lane

X

n/a

X

X

X

X

2

*Partial Sprinkler System is defined as having a fire suppression hood at the stovetop.

Improvement Plans in Fire Safety

UAA has future plans for improvements to fire safety. Facilities Maintenance is developing a comprehensive database for fire suppression testing and inspections for all University-owned buildings. Several Maintenance employees are being trained by factory representatives for various fire systems found across campus. UAA will continue to promote fire safety education through annual training, drills and events.

Fire Prevention Policies
  • Smoking is not permitted on campus.
  • Residents are not permitted to hang anything from the ceiling. Items must be stored a minimum of 18 inches from the ceiling.
  • Wall hangings and/or other items cannot block fire suppression equipment.
  • Tampering with pull stations, smoke or heat detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler heads, or other life safety equipment is prohibited.
  • Items cannot be hung from sprinklers or pipes.
  • Residents must comply with all recall notices of products stored on residential campus.
  • Posting flammab