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University Ombuds

Have a problem? Need help?

The University of Virginia Ombuds is an advocate for fairness. The University Ombuds is an independent, confidential resource available to assist faculty, staff, and students in resolving problems, complaints, conflicts, and other issues when normal processes and procedures have not worked satisfactorily.


The services of the Ombuds are independent of the University administration and confidential to the extent permitted by law. You should not consider anything that you say to the Ombuds as notice to the University or expect the Ombuds to take part in any formal processes, grievances or hearings. Ombuds is a Confidential Employee as defined in Policy HRM-040: Reporting by University Employees of Sexual Misconduct Disclosures Made by Students.