The University of Alaska seeks to hire, train and promote individuals based on qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform the job. The University is committed to recruit and retain women and minorities in positions where they have been traditionally under-represented. The concept of affirmative action requires that practices that adversely impact protected classes should be eliminated unless the university can demonstrate a legally permissible basis. To accomplish the goals of its affirmative action program, the university encourages employment applications from and makes special efforts to recruit protected classes.
—Board of Regents Policy 04.02.010(B)(2)