The Ombuds Program was constituted to provide students, staff, administrators, professional staff, and faculty with voluntary, informal, neutral, confidential, third-party assistance in resolving University issues, concerns, or conflicts.
The responsibilities for the Ombuds Program will be executed by the Program Director who will serve as a source of information with respect to University rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. The Program Director may make recommendations he/she deems appropriate with regard to resolving problems or improving policies, rules, or procedures. However, he/she shall have no actual authority to impose remedies or sanctions, or to enforce any policy, rule, or procedure.
Serving as an ombuds is considered as fulfilling a University service requirement similar to serving on a major University standing committee.