Key Roles of the Ombuds Office

An Ombudsperson promotes fair and effective conflict resolution processes, adherence to university regulations, and personal responsibility -- without advocacy for any individual or any specific outcome.

Because the Ombudsperson is a neutral party, a report made to the Ombudsperson is not considered an official notice to the university. The Ombudsperson can suggest the appropriate steps to begin official action or processes within the university system.