The Office of the Ombudsperson is a resource for any member of the university community - including students, faculty, and staff – with a problem or concern. We provide informal conflict resolution, mediation services and advocacy for fair treatment and fair process. Our services are:
The Office of the Ombudsperson offers a safe place to discuss any concerns you might have about the University or its policies or procedures and answers your questions, helps you figure out your options, refers you to other offices if necessary, and helps you resolve your concerns (see their document titled How We Can Help). The University of Iowa Operations Manual prohibits retaliation against staff, faculty and students for contacting the Ombuds Office (see Job Security and Protection of Students).
For more information contact the Office of the Ombudsperson at (319) 335-3608.