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The Ombuds Office can assist graduate students and postdocs with both administrative and interpersonal concerns or conflicts.  

Administrative concerns would be things like:
  • thesis or dissertation issues
  • authorship issues
  • administrative roadblocks
  • policy clarification or explanation
Interpersonal concerns or conflicts might involve:
  • concerns or conflicts with faculty advisors, professors, or other university staff
  • conflicts with a working group 
  • unfair treatment

These are by no means complete lists of the issues or concerns you could bring to the Ombuds Office.  Visiting the office is completely voluntary, confidential and informal.  No formal process will begin with a visit to the Ombuds Office.  Your visit and discussions with the Ombuds Office remains strictly between you and the Ombuds unless you give us permission.  

How We Work

We operate under the Standards of Practice set forth by the International Ombuds Association (IOA).  For more infromation on our standards of practice, please click here.