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About Us

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The Ombuds Office is always available as a resource. You can contact us with confidence that you will be treated with respect, fairness and confidentiality.

The Office of the University Ombuds engages in a variety of informal conflict resolution methods, including:

  • mediation
  • negotiation
  • consultation
  • coaching

We provide guidance and information regarding any applicable university formal grievance processes and help explain university policies and procedures.

Our Mission

To respond to the concerns of the university students, faculty and staff. We examine complaints, refer problems to other university offices and offer mediation and conflict resolution services.

We are dedicated to cutting through bureaucratic red tape in order to solve problems confidentially and promptly.

The ombuds office is not an agent of notice for the university and we keep no records. The ombuds office is a part of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost.

For more information about our work within the University of Cincinnati, please refer to our Terms of Reference.

Nondisclosure Agreement

By talking with the UC ombuds staff, you and the ombuds agree that the Office of the University Ombuds will not disclose or keep records of individually identifiable information; we will not testify or participate in any formal proceeding; communications with the ombuds are privileged; and this privilege is held by the ombuds office and cannot be waived by others.