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Members of the University Ombuds staff are available as a confidential, independent, impartial and informal source for all undergraduates and graduate students. In our role as ombuds staff, we support the dignity, well-being, and safety of each student by providing a safe space to confidentially talk about difficult situations off the record. We meet personally with you to actively listen to your concerns and discuss options for conflict resolution. We operate outside of official or sanctioned university processes. We provide feedback to University officials on trends in an effort to promote an inclusive community where students from all backgrounds and life experiences are heard and valued in our community.

The Ombuds program was started as interim measure for the Spring 2016 semester and is continuing as a pilot program in the 2016-2017 academic year. Once the Chief Diversity Officer is hired, the program will be evaluated to determine if it should continue in its present form or another form at Brandeis.