Are you seeking help to resolve a problem that is interfering with your ability to study or to succeed with your academic endeavors? The ombuds is here to be an informal, confidential, independent, and neutral conflict management resource for students and their families to address concerns and conflicts which stem from University policies, procedures, practices and relationships. The Office of the Ombuds is a safe place to go where concerns can be discussed confidentially and informally in an "off-the-record" fashion. There is no wrong reason to visit the ombuds if you have a concern. Examples of concerns can include academic difficulties (e.g. problems with courses), administrative concerns (e.g., financial aid or housing), harassment and mistreatment (such as bias-related actions based on race, religion, creed, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation), and any other concerns hindering the ability to succeed in school. To make an appointment, please contact the ombuds at firstname.lastname@example.org.