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Graduate School

Ombuds

The Graduate School Ombuds serves as a confidential, neutral, informal, and independent resource for graduate students' concerns and conflicts. 

Here to Assist You

The Graduate School Ombuds serves as a confidential, neutral, informal, and independent resource for graduate students’ concerns and conflicts. The Graduate School Ombuds strives for impartiality, fairness, and objectivity in the treatment of graduate students and the consideration of their issues. The Ombuds advocates for fair and equitably administered processes but does not advocate on behalf of the student.


Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

The University Ombuds and Graduate School Ombuds adheres to the principles outlined in the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the International Ombudsman Association.

 
Contacting the Graduate School Ombuds

Communication made to the Graduate School Ombuds are not notice to the University. However, the Ombuds may refer individuals to the appropriate place where formal notice to the University can be made. To ensure confidentiality, graduate students with concerns or conflicts should not email the Graduate School Ombuds; instead, call to talk and/or schedule an in-person visit.


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