Independent:  To ensure objectivity, the University Ombuds Office operates independently of other campus resources, offices, and units. The University Ombuds Office is not part of the formal “chain-of-command” and visiting with an Ombuds does not mean someone is skipping over positions in the hierarchal chain.   In addition, the University Ombuds Office must be free from interference in the legitimate performance of its duties.  Due to our independence, and because we are not part of University administration, our only agenda is to encourage communication,  to create an environment where issues are safely brought forward, and to promote the management of conflict, fairness and cooperation throughout the University.


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