An Ombuds is a designated neutral or impartial conflict resolution practitioner who provides confidential and informal assistance to visitors on a variety of issues and concerns.

The Graduate Ombuds can provide information about institutional policies and work with you to help manage conflicts, understand processes and procedures, and develop more effective communication strategies.

The office provides a place to be heard and to receive impartial attention without fear of loss of privacy. You can meet with the Ombuds in person, or remotely. Consultations are confidential unless you grant the Ombuds permission to discuss issues with involved parties or administrators.

To learn more about the general Ombuds code of ethics, please visit this page, from the International Ombuds Association.




Ombuds and Student speak outside the Office of Graduate Education
Bill Siegmann (right), Graduate Ombuds
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