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Welcome to the Ombuds Office

Effective June 1, 2021, President Keith E. Whitfield, in consultation with the Faculty Senate, re-established the Ombuds Office at UNLV.

“The Ombuds Office performs an essential function in a Top Tier university by listening to the campus community, giving its members an alternate avenue for conflict resolution, and providing information that can help us build a more equitable UNLV.”

President Whitfield

What We Do

The Ombuds Office is a place for informal interpersonal and institutional conflict resolution. In other words, if you aren’t happy or are uncertain about something at UNLV, you can come talk with us.

To complement existing conflict resolution and reporting channels, the Ombuds Office offers four main functions:

  • Listen

    If you are experiencing issues, you can speak with us. All conversations with the Ombuds are confidential.
  • Educate

    We discuss your rights and responsibilities, options for redress, and how to better resolve conflicts. We also conduct workshops on a variety of communication and conflict resolution topics.
  • Mediate

    We provide a place for neutral, informal, and confidential mediation services and facilitate group discussions.
  • Advocate for Change

    We take part in campus assessment efforts and share information about systemic areas of concern to campus leadership.

Learn More about the Ombuds Office

To learn more about the role of the Ombuds at UNLV, see the "What is an Ombuds" page.

If you want to speak with the Ombuds about a concern or issue, you can start the process by filling out our online form, visiting the contact page, or scheduling an appointment using our Google appointment calendar.

For a detailed list of services that the office offers, please visit the services page. If you are looking for more information about the governing documents that inform processes at UNLV, and our own quarterly and annual reports, you can find a list on the resources page.

The Ombuds Office operates in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the International Ombuds Association, a member-led professional association that supports the work of organizational ombuds and offers training, development, and networking resources.

The Ombuds Office is a place where all members of the UNLV community can bring their concerns, and is committed to helping UNLV become a more inclusive place that builds a sense of belonging for all members of its community. Please do not hesitate to contact us or to visit the office, in FDH 165, to discuss anything you would like.


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