Before contacting the Ombuds, remember that the Ombuds will, to the extent permitted by law, keep anything you say—and even the fact that you spoke with the Ombuds at all—confidential. The only exception to the Ombuds’ confidentiality is when, in the Ombuds’ judgment, there is an imminent risk of serious harm.
Because of the confidential nature of the Ombuds Office, the Ombuds does not accept notice for the university. Speaking with the Ombuds will not trigger an investigation or start the clock ticking for any grievance, reporting, or compliance process. As an independent neutral, the Ombuds provides you with a safe place to discuss your options.
Please be advised that email is not appropriate for confidential discussions. It is suggested you limit your use of email to scheduling a time for a proper conversation.
To share your concerns now, please use our online reporting form. Your concerns will be automatically forwarded to the Ombuds.
You can also make an appointment automatically using Google Calendar. In the description, please specify if you would like to meet in person, on the phone, or via video conference.