A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Ombuds: Elizabeth Stone
Ely Center 113
(202) 559-5079 (videophone)(202) 559-5079 (voice)(202) 448-7175 (fax)
Launched in January 2008, the Office of the Ombuds provides conflict management resources to all members of the campus community, including students and their families, faculty, staff, alumni, and others.
The Ombuds is a person who serves as an impartial, independent, informal, and confidential conflict management resource to help resolve complaints, misunderstandings 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.
The Ombuds adheres to the Code of Ethics, the Standards of Practice, and the Best Practices of the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) in providing services to visitors. In sum, the four key principles governing the practice of the Ombuds are:
The Ombuds hosts an annual event to celebrate International Conflict Resolution Day which falls on the third Thursday of October each year.
Previous Annual Ombuds Day activities:
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