As students attending a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su College students are afforded the same rights and responsibilities as any member of the University community. These rights, freedoms, and responsibilities are explained in the Fact Finder Student Handbook and on the Dean of Students page of the UAA website. As stated in the Fact Finder Handbook, “All members of the University community have a responsibility to protect and maintain an academic climate in which the freedom to learn is enjoyed by all. To this end, certain basic regulations and policies have been developed to govern the behavior of students as members of the University community.”
For questions on student rights, freedoms, and responsibilities, contact Student Services or the Office of Academic Affairs at Mat-Su College.
UAA Fact Finder Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities section
- Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities
- University Student Educational Records (FERPA) Policy
- Student Dispute/Complaint Resolution Process
- Academic Honesty
- Academic Rights of Students
- Academic Dispute Resolution Procedure
- University of Alaska Anchorage Alcohol Policy
- Student Code of Conduct
- University Student Judicial Review Procedures
Title IX – Gender Equity in Education
The State of Alaska Division of Elections is a great resource where you will be able to find information on:
- Updates: Find election information statewide in Alaska.
- Voter Registration Information: Find information on registration and voting in Alaska.
- Voter Assistance: Find forms and accessibility options for voters.
- List of Candidates: See the list of candidates in your district.
- Registrar Training: Free training to become a Voter Registrar.
Voter registration is available in Student Services. Mat-Su College is a State of Alaska polling place.
Children are not permitted in classes/labs offered to adults (except registered Secondary School students) and may not be left unattended anywhere on campus including the library, hallways, cafeteria and parking lots. This policy applies to students, staff and faculty.
In compliance with the Executive Order 11246; Title II of the Education Amendments of 1976; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; Title IX Regulation Implementing Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Office of Civil Right Vocational Educational Guidelines; and all other Federal, State, School rules, laws, regulations, and policies, the University of Alaska Anchorage and extended campuses shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability in its educational programs or activities.
It is the intent of the University of Alaska Anchorage and extended campuses to comply with both the letter and spirit of the law in making certain discrimination does not exist in its policies, regulations, and operations. Grievance procedures for Title IX and Section 504 have been established for students and employees who feel discrimination has been shown by the University of Alaska Anchorage and extended campuses.
Specific complaints of alleged discrimination under Title IX (gender) and Section 504 (disability) should be referred to:
Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator
Campus Diversity & Compliance
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Title IX complaints may also be filed with the Office of Civil Rights:
Office of Civil Rights, Region X
U.S. Department of Education
2901 Third Avenue, M/S 106
Seattle, Washington 98121
Students attending the University of Alaska Anchorage and extended campuses may participate in education programs and activities, including, but not limited to health, physical education, and vocational and technical education, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sex.
It is the policy of MSC/UAA that the sexual assault of one member of the academic community by another will not be tolerated. This policy applies to all members of the campus community, students, faculty, and staff. The term sexual assault, as used by MSC/UAA, encompasses the legal definitions of sexual assault contained in Alaska State statutes. It includes, but is not limited to, rape, acquaintance or date rape, as well as rape by a stranger. Sexual assault is against the law and is defined as sexual misconduct that is forced or coerced against the will of the victim. This type of threat may involve physical violence, coercion, or the threat of harm.
Sexual assault may also be considered a violation of the MSC/UAA policy against sexual harassment. According to the UA Board of Regents’ policy (4.08.02), sexual harassment involves unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors by a member of the campus community when the assailant uses, threatens to use, or implies that submission to, or rejection of, such conduct will have an impact on employment or academic decisions affecting the victim. Sexual harassment includes other verbal or physical conduct related to sex when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s performance at work or study by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment in which to work, live, or learn.
The Student Services Manager or the College Director can provide information and referral on issues of sexual harassment. If you need advice or assistance regarding sexual assault or other sexual offenses, you may contact:
- Palmer Police Department
- Wasilla Police Department
- Alaska State Troopers
MSC/UAA provides general consumer information such as tuition costs and fees, timelines and procedures to officially withdrawal, refund schedules, financial assistance programs, eligibility, and application process.
Out of respect for others and the campus environment, tobacco use and smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes and similar products are prohibited on university property (UA BOR policy P05.12.102).
Littering an area with, or with the remains of, tobacco-related or smoking-related products is also prohibited and carries a $50 fine.
This policy applies to all university events, events held on university grounds or property and applies to all members of the university community including faculty, staff, students, friends, volunteers, patients, customers, vendors, contractors, guests and visitors.