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Office of the Ombuds

Since 1970, the Office of the Ombuds has served as a confidential resource to discuss a variety of issues, including bureaucratic run-arounds and conflict with campus officials. The Ombuds may listen, identify issues, inform about University policy and procedure, help consider options, and/or refer students to appropriate campus offices for assistance or to make a complaint. The Ombuds is a neutral and independent entity, not an advocate or campus official. Communications to the Ombuds do not constitute formal notice of a complaint to the University. For more information, visit our website at www.ombuds.ucsb.edu or call 805-893-3285.