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Office of Ombuds Services Operations in relation to COVID-19

The Ombudsperson will continue to meet with graduate students, staff, faculty, and university leaders who are working from locations other than UT and UTIA through Zoom or on the phone for the duration that our institution is responding to COVID-19. Please do not hesitate to contact for a meeting.

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

The office provides the university community with an informal channel of conflict resolution and allows faculty and staff to obtain access to impartial and honest resolution of problems.

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

Read more about our ethics and standards of practice.