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Upcoming Ombuds Sessions | Workshop & Outreach Requests

Campus community members voluntarily visit the ombuds for many reasons. We create a confidential and informal space in our organization where you can speak freely and feel safe while discussing the challenges you face.

The ombuds is not a reporting office and thus will not share anything you discuss to anyone else without your permission.

Visit the ombuds about

  • Feeling stuck or unsure what to do
  • Improving effective communication
  • Graduate advisor/committee dynamics
  • Instructor, advisor, or supervisor relations
  • Performance evaluations & expectations
  • Bias, inequity, & microaggressions
  • Relationships with colleagues & peers
  • Career progression & transition
  • Misconduct & inappropriate behavior
  • Health, safety, & working conditions

Ombuds can help you by

  • Providing a safe & non-judgmental space
  • Acting as a neutral sounding-board
  • Exploring & testing options
  • Fact finding & gathering information
  • Clarifying policies & procedures
  • Making referrals to helpful resources
  • Providing communication coaching
  • Advocating for fair processes
  • Mediating conversations between parties
  • Facilitating educational programming
  • Providing follow-up training supports