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Ombuds serve faculty, staff, and graduate students empowering them to navigate challenges related to their experience at the University. No matter how big or small the issue, we’re here to help!

Campus community members visit the ombuds for many reasons. We create space in our organization where you can speak freely, and you will be treated with respect. The ombuds will not share what you discussed to anybody else on campus without your permission. You are also not required to share what you discuss to anybody else.

Visit the ombuds about

  • Communicating effectively
  • Graduate advisor/committee dynamics
  • Instructor, advisor, or supervisor relations
  • Performance evaluations & expectations
  • Bias, inequity, & microaggressions
  • Colleagues & peers
  • Career progression & transition
  • Well-being of others
  • Misconduct & inappropriate behavior
  • Health, safety, & working conditions

Ombuds can help you by

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