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You can meet with the ombudsperson in person or in Zoom!

The ombudsperson continues to meet with graduate students, staff, faculty, and university leaders virtually in Zoom or in-person. To schedule an appointment please go to our online schedule booking site.


The Office of Ombuds Services serves as an independent, impartial, confidential, and informal resource for UT Knoxville including UT Institute of Agriculture employees—both faculty and staff—as well as graduate students.

The office provides the university community with an informal channel to engage in problem-solving. The office can also provide opportunities for informal conflict resolution and allows graduate students, staff, and faculty to obtain access to impartial, honest, and empowered process to address conflict.

Visitors to the office will:

  • Be treated respectfully
  • Not be required to share their conversations with anyone else
  • Not be required to engage in formal Faculty Senate, Graduate School, Human Resources, Office of Diversity and Equity, or any other grievance processes

To schedule an appointment please go to our online schedule booking site.