Ombuds Office

The Office of the University Ombuds is a safe place for all members of the UC community to talk about university related conflicts, issues or concerns. The Office of the University Ombuds is not a confidential resource for matters mandated by federal or state law to be reported, such as sexual assault or harassment. Any disclosures made to Ombuds personnel with regard to these matters must be reported to the appropriate University personnel. The Office of the University Ombuds may still maintain confidentiality with regard to other university related concerns. Our office staff will listen to your concerns and help you identify options for successful resolution.


The Ombuds Office is open for scheduled appointments.

Please call the office and set an appointment with a staff member at 513-556-5956. If no one is able to answer your, please be sure to leave a voicemail with your name and clear phone number in which to reach you. A staff member will return your call as soon as possible, typically within a few business hours.

If you find yourself asking any of the following questions, the Ombuds office is here to help:
  • Can they do that?
  • Who do I talk to?
  • I'm lost in the bureaucracy.
  • Am I misreading the situation?
  • What are my options?