Campus Safety


The University of Alaska Fairbanks combines beautiful campus settings all over the State of Alaska, amazing recreational activities and a friendly and collaborative atmosphere to provide an educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social and personal growth. Safety is one of the university’s top priorities and continues to be an integral part of our success as we move forward. Crime prevention and safety takes the cooperation and collaboration of the entire community.

The following resources are available to help students stay safe on campus:

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Annual Fire, Safety and Security Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) and Violence Against Women Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UAF and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from university property. The report also includes institutional policies on campus security policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes and other matters.

The full text of this report is available online.This report is prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, the UAF Police Department and various campus departments. These entities provide updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Clery Act. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the UAFPD, designated campus security officials as defined under the Clery Act and local law enforcement agencies. Each year, a notification is sent to all enrolled students, faculty and staff. The notification provides information on how to access the Annual Security Report online. Paper copies of this report may also be obtained at the Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Also, you may request a copy be mailed to you by emailing or calling 907-474-7300.

The policies in the report apply to all locations of UAF, which include: Fairbanks, Interior Alaska, Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Community and Technical College, Fort Yukon, Seward, Tok, Toolik, Kuskokwim, and Northwest. The crime statistics in the report are presented in separate crime statistics charts for each campus, as required by law. Where appropriate, information unique to a particular campus is also included. UA Board of Regents Policies and University Regulations are applicable to all campuses. The information in the report may be updated throughout the year.

Campus Security Authorities

Federal law maintains that in addition to University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department officers, any person who has a significant responsibility for student and campus activities is a Campus Security Authority. A CSA is required to report safety-related incidents and/or alleged crimes to UAFPD. A CSA is required by law to report incidents and/or crimes for inclusion in UAF’s crime statistics to the UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability Office.

Reports to 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. With the exception of student employees, CSAs may file anonymous reports on behalf of victims, unless the report involves gender-based or sexual misconduct. CSAs are responsible employees required to report incidents of gender-based and sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education. The act's intent is to extend the protections of sex offender registries to college campuses. Sex offenders, who must register with the State of Alaska, must also provide notice to the State that they are employed, carry on vocation at or are a student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  

Information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained on the Alaska Department of Public Safety website.

Community Campus Police Departments

Students, staff and faculty should report crimes to local police. If there is an emergency, call 911 and be prepared to provide the building address and room number.  Otherwise, call the local non-emergency phone numbers listed below.

Campus Police Departments

Troth Yeddha' Campus (Fairbanks)
University Police Department
1788 Yukon Drive
P.O. Box 755560

Bristol Bay Campus
Dillingham Public Safety Department
404 D Street
P.O. Box 869
Dillingham, AK 99752

Chukchi Campus
Kotzebue Police Department
258 Third Avenue B.
P.O. Box 550
Kotzebue, AK 99752

Kasitsna Bay
Alaska State Troopers (Soldotna Dispatch)
46333 Kalifornsky Beach Road
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Seldovia Police Department
P.O. Box B
Seldovia, AK 99663

Community & Technical College
Fairbanks Police Department
911 Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Seward Marine Center
Seward Police Department
410 Adams Street
PO Box 167
Seward, AK 99664

Kuskokwim Campus
Bethel Police Department
157 Salmonberry Road
P.O. Box 809
Bethel, AK 99559

Northwest Campus
Nome Police Department
102 Greg Kruschek Avenue
P.O. Box 1230
Kotzebue, AK 99762

Tok Center
Alaska State Troopers (Tok Dispatch)
P.O. Box 335
Tok, Alaska 99780

A full list of Alaska State Troopers non-emergency dispatch contacts can be found online.

Community Service Officer Program

The Community Service Officer Program has a proud tradition on this campus dating back to the early 1970s. Over the years, the program has gone through many transitions while the mission of the program has changed little. The mission of the CSO program, in basic terms, is to protect UAF property, help secure a safe environment for those that live and work on the UAF campus, provide service to the campus community and assist the UAF police officers as requested.

There is another aspect of the program that has been overlooked but is equally important. This aspect is that the program provides a training ground for officers going into law enforcement or other justice-related fields. It also offers a valuable training ground for students going into other occupations, providing them with opportunities to be a field training officer or shift supervisor.

CSOs are held to the same high standards as full-time police officers whether in training, discipline, accountability, integrity or professionalism. It is this tradition that CSOs of the department continue to uphold with pride and dedication.

Emergency Preparedness

Should there be an immediate threat to the health or safety of the campus community, UAF will issue an alert to students and staff through the Incident Management Team on your campus. This notification may occur via text message, telephone, email, website updates and/or UAF social media. Students and employees can customize how the university contacts them by updating their profile information and adding a text and mobile phone number at the UAF On Alert website.

Additional information about emergency alerts and timely warnings can be found in the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.

To see a copy of UAF's emergency procedures for different scenarios, such as earthquakes, active shooters or volcanic ash fall, view the UAF Emergency Operations Plan.

Fire Department

The UAF Fire Department is a fully functioning fire and emergency medical service that protects the University of Alaska Fairbanks Troth Yeddha’ campus and its students, employees and visitors. The department also contracts with the Fairbanks North Star Borough to provide these services to area residents and businesses. 

University Fire Department
1011 N. Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99709

General Guidelines for Children and Minors on UAF Campus

  • Children are not be brought to campus on a regular basis in lieu of childcare;
  • A minor should not be left unattended while the parent or guardian is attending class or conducting any other business or social function on campus;
  • Line of sight supervision of children by the parent or guardian is required at all times;
  • The parent or guardian must assure that minors are not disruptive to others;
  • Employees must 'always obtain supervisory approval prior to bringing children into the workplace;
  • Minors are not allowed in high-risk areas such as: laboratories, shops, studios, mechanical rooms, power plants, garages, animal facilities, food preparation areas, high-security areas, UA vehicles or other high-risk areas (no playing in stairwells or doorways);
  • Minors, who are not enrolled UAF students, are not allowed in classrooms while classrooms are in session unless permission is granted by the faculty member. If a minor becomes disruptive, the faculty member may require the student and minor to leave.
  • Minors participating in university-sponsored or hosted events or camps must follow the guidelines established for those activities.

For more information, visit the UAF Protection of Minors website.

Student CARE Team

The Student CARE Team assists the Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability through consultation by providing additional insight and perspectives on care-related cases, which in turn allows the university to support students through holistic intervention and care.  The team is comprised of diverse university staff and faculty members; each team member contributes their unique knowledge and insight, while representing the support their office can provide to students. The Student CARE Team meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters and monthly during the summer session, as time permits. During these meetings, the team discusses current cases, prevention strategies and the overall well-being of the campus population.

For more information, visit the ORCA website.

University Police Daily Crime Log

The University Police Department produces a written daily crime log that is available to the public, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f), 34CFR668.46 as part of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (“The Clery Act”). The purpose of the daily log is to provide information about complaints of criminal incidents occurring on campus to members of the university community, which might be relevant for their safety and security.

The official daily crime log is held at UPD headquarters, located at 1788 Yukon Drive. The official log contains sixty days of incidents reported to UPD. The official log is updated as new information becomes available. Although the UPD attempts to make the electronic version of the log as accurate as possible at the time of posting, it is not the official police log.

You can review the electronic version of the daily crime log at the UPD website.

University Police Department

The University Police Department is a fully-commissioned police department on the Fairbanks campus that employs full-time police officers, certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council. They are responsible for enforcing Alaska state statutes, investigating incidents, making arrests, preserving evidence, serving warrants, issuing traffic citations and performing all the other duties of a police officer. Officers also provide special services unique to the university setting. Those services include maintaining security of the university buildings, providing crime prevention classes to students, staff and faculty, and providing safety escorts, vehicle unlocks, and vehicle jumpstarts on the university campus.

The department is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. A staff of professional emergency dispatchers is on hand to take your call and direct the proper personnel to assist you.

If there is an emergency, call 911 and be prepared to give the building address and room number. For your safety and convenience, emergency telephones are located throughout campus. Each telephone is clearly marked 'EMERGENCY,' and when activated, directly connects to UPD. The location of each phone is marked on the campus map. Each elevator car on campus is also a direct link to University Police emergency dispatchers.

University Police Department
1788 Yukon Drive
P.O. Box 755560
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 907-474-7721