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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
505 South Chandalar Dr
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
(907) 474-7034
School Information
"There are places in this world where you are destined to discover who you truly are. Here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as wisdom passes from one generation to the next, revolutionary ideas are thriving and a new academic culture is taking shape. Smarter questions. Better answers. "With undergraduates making up 89 percent of the total student body, UAF is a hotbed of diversity and fresh thinking. Whether you're returning to school to start a new phase of your life or coming in as a recent high school graduate, you'll quickly make new friends with a similar drive to achieve. And, because our backyard is the vast environmental laboratory of Alaska, UAF attracts exceptional individuals — academic superstars and adventure-seekers alike. "With seven campuses across the state, we are home to more than 8,500 students from all over the world — each in pursuit of something extraordinary. Whether you're looking for a greater sense of purpose or a true sense of belonging, the UAF community lives authentically, believing that life is what you make of it, that knowledge is indeed power, and that a natural curiosity about the world around you will always be your best GPS. "Welcome to the University of Alaska Fairbanks — it may feel like you've journeyed far, but in fact, this is where it all begins." The university enrolls over 8,200 students, has a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers 139 degrees. (Source: (Source:
General Information
The university has provided ample anti-racism/equity resources to its students, in addition to encouraging them to donate to certain organizations. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The university sponsored a lecture titled "Decentering Whiteness in Antiracism Initiatives," in which they will "discuss the problematic orientation toward whiteness that pervades many antiracism initiatives in academia."
  • The university, as part of its resources, referred students to the "White Privilege Resource Guide" and encouraged them to donate to bail funds.
  • The "Share, Learn, Grow" page on the Department of Equity and Compliance 's website is a "resource where you will find books, articles, documentaries, podcasts, conferences, performances, and more on topics related to equity, inclusion, access, and diversity."
Symbolic Actions
  • The university chancellor promised to unveil its new diversity and inclusion strategic plan.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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