Notice of Nondiscrimination

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Office for Civil Rights requires schools and colleges to implement specific and continuing steps to inform students and others of the protections against discrimination on the basis of sex. The notification must state that the requirement of nondiscrimination in educational programs and activities extends to employment and admission. It also must say that questions about Title IX may be referred to the employee designated to coordinate Title IX compliance or to the assistant secretary for civil rights. Schools are required to include the name, address, and telephone number of the designated coordinator in their notifications.

Notice of Nondiscrimination (BOR Policy & Regulation 01.02.025)

The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

When implementing this commitment, the University is guided by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Executive Order 11246, and Executive Order 11375, as amended; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; Pregnancy Discrimination Act; Immigration Reform & Control Act; Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other federal laws or Alaska Statutes which guarantee equal opportunity to individuals and protected classes within our society.

The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.

This policy therefore affects employment policies and actions, as well as the delivery of educational services at all levels and facilities of the University. Further, the University's objective of ensuring equal opportunity will be met by taking affirmative action: i.e., making intensified, goal-oriented efforts to substantially increase the participation of groups where their representation is less than proportionate to their availability; providing reasonable accommodations to employees and students with disabilities; and ensuring that employment opportunities are widely disseminated to agencies and organizations that serve underrepresented protected classes.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

University of Alaska Anchorage
Director, Office of  Equity and Compliance
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-786-4680
E-mail: uaa_oec@alaska.edu
Website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/about/equity-and-compliance/

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Director of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
739 Columbia Circle
PO Box 756910
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6910
Phone: 907-474-7300
E-mail: uaf-deo@alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaf.edu/oeo/

University of Alaska Southeast
Director of Human Resources
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: 907-796-6473
E-mail: gcheney@alaska.edu
Website: http://uas.alaska.edu/hr

For sex discrimination claims or other inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, individuals may contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights:

UAA Title IX Coordinator
3890 University Lake Drive, Suite 108, Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-786-4680
E-Mail: uaa_titleix@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: www.uaa.alaska.edu/about/equity-and-compliance/

UAF Title IX Coordinator
739 Columbia Cr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: 907-474-7300
E-Mail: uaf-tix@alaska.edu
http://www.uaf.edu/titleix/

UAS Title IX Coordinator
11066 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-796-6036
E-Mail: uas_jytitle9@alaska.edu
http://www.uas.alaska.edu/policies/titleix.html

Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Office
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Ave., Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Phone: 206-607-1600
TDD: 800-877-8339
E-mail: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov
Website: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html

For employment or educational discrimination, students, parents, employees and applicants for employment may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Office
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Ave., Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Phone: 206-607-1600
TDD: 800-877-8339
E-mail: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov
Website: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html

For employment discrimination, employees and applicants for employment may file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at the below addresses within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Phone: 800-669-4000
Fax: 206-220-6911
TTY: 800-669-6820
Website: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm

For educational discrimination, individuals may file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Justice

 U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Educational Opportunities Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
Phone: 202-514-4092 or 1-877-292-3804 (toll-free)
Fax: 202-514-8337
E-mail: education@usdoj.gov
Website: http://www.justice.gov/crt/how-file-complaint#three

For employment or educational discrimination, individuals may file a complaint with the State of Alaska:

Alaska State Human Rights Commission
800 A Street, Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501-3669
Anchorage Area: 907-274-4692
Anchorage Area TTY/TDD: 907-276-3177
Toll-Free Complaint Hot Line (in-state only): 800-478-4692
TTY/TDD Toll-Free Complaint Hot Line (in-state only): 800-478-3177
Website: www.humanrights.alaska.gov

For discrimination related to a Department of Labor funded grant, individuals may file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Labor within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

U.S. Department of Labor
ATTENTION: Office of External Enforcement
Director, Civil Rights Center
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210
Fax: 202-693-6505, ATTENTION: Office of External Enforcement (limit of 15 pages)
E-mail: CRCExternalComplaints@dol.gov
Website: http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/crc/index.htm

For discrimination related to a National Science Foundation funded grant, individuals may file a complaint with the National Science Foundation within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

National Science Foundation
Complaints Adjudication & Compliance Manager
Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI)
4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 255
Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: 703-292-8020
E-mail: tsisley@nsf.gov
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/od/odi/

Approved short version of Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

Micro combination affirmative action/equal opportunity and nondiscrimination notice

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

Distribution and Use of the Notice of Nondiscrimination

REQUIRED USES:
Universities are required to include a statement of nondiscriminatory policy in any bulletins, announcements, publications, catalogs, application forms, or other recruitment materials that are made available to participants, students, applicants, or employees including but not limited to:

  • academic catalogs
  • student handbooks
  • residence life handbooks
  • employee handbooks
  • athletic handbooks
  • applications for admission
  • applications for employment
  • university websites

This information also needs to be in any publication that mentions or describes sex discrimination policies, procedures, or prohibitions. The shortened version can be used so long as the URL links to the full notice of nondiscrimination.

ADDITIONAL USAGE:
Websites, publications and other university-generated materials must contain the shortened or micro version and a link to the full notice. The micro notice is designed to fit onto all space-constricted uses such as email or website footers, postcards, tickets, fliers, public notices or other small communications or publications. If space allows please use the shortened version.

ANNUAL NOTIFICATION:
Annual notification may include posting information notices, publishing in local newspapers, publishing in newspapers and magazines operated by the school or its students, publishing in alumnae or alumni newspapers or magazines, or distributing memoranda or other written communications to students and employees.

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