Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students
The Ombuds is an informal, confidential, impartial, and independent resource for faculty, staff, and graduate students. The Ombuds is meant to be a place employees and graduate students can go, outside of formal channels like Human Resources, the Office of Equal Opportunity Inclusion & Resolution Services, the Office of University Counsel, or Risk Management, to address concerns or questions without fear of retaliation or judgment.
Conversations with Ombuds staff do not constitute notice to the University of any administrative or legal claims an employee or graduate student may have. Moreover, such conversations do not toll or affect any time limits by which notice of claims must be provided to the University or asserted in an administrative or legal proceeding.
No employee or graduate student shall be retaliated against for using the services of the Ombuds.