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Office of the Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds offers assistance to faculty, staff, students and anyone else with a University-related complaint or concern. The Ombuds is a safe, confidential resource to discuss a variety of issues, including academic concerns, bureaucratic run-arounds and interpersonal conflict. The Ombuds may listen, identify issues, inform about University policy and procedure, help consider options and strategize, and provide other means of informal resolution. The Ombuds is a neutral and independent entity, not an advocate. Communications to the Ombuds do not constitute formal notice or a complaint to the University, although the Ombuds will provide referrals to any appropriate resources for formal investigation or adjudication. For more information, visit our website at www.ombuds.ucsb.edu or call 805-893-3285.