Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education (K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

University Police Department

The University Police Department is a fully-commissioned police department on the Anchorage 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 or you can visit our website for more information.

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.  For non-emergency calls to University Police, dial 786-1120.