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The Office of Ombuds Services serves as an independent, impartial, confidential, and informal resource for the Knoxville campus and the University of Tennessee 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.