In what ways can the Ombuds Office help my student?

The Ombuds Office can help your student manage and resolve administrative, academic, and/or interpersonal problems she or he may encounter at the university (e.g. financial, registration, grading, dispute, advising, deadlines, etc.)  The Ombuds Office staff will help your student understand her or his rights, navigate the bureaucracy, identify options to effectively communicate, and problem-solve.  If your student experiences an interpersonal conflict (e.g., conflicts with roommates or professors) the Ombuds Office staff can mediate or help your student recognize effective ways to communicate to resolve the problem.