WHAT DOES AN OMBUDS NOT DO?

  • Advocate for specific individuals and outcomes
  • Conduct formal investigations
  • Make decisions on issues brought to the office
  • Breach confidentiality
  • Determine "guilt" or "innocence"
  • Participate in the University's grievance process or any other formal process
  • Make or change administrative decisions or University policy
  • Give legal advice
  • Make judgments about a person or a situation
  • Provide psychological counseling
  • Assign sanctions or discipline
  • Accept or provide notice of an alleged violation on behalf of the University

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