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University Ombudsperson

At the most fundamental level, an ombudsperson is one who assists individuals and groups in the resolution of conflicts or concerns.

The university ombudsperson functions independently of all administrative and academic offices to ensure OU community members across all three campuses have an impartial, confidential space to express concerns, seek guidance and constructively resolve conflicts.

  • With the help of the ombudsperson, individuals can manage and resolve conflicts within the university community early, informally and at the lowest level possible, often without the need to pursue formal proceedings.
  • Contact the University Ombudsperson as a first step, or as a last resort, or anywhere along the way. Share your concerns, evaluate your situation, and identify options for moving forward.
  • Use of our services is voluntary and free. Visitors will find our office a safe place to discuss their concerns, no matter how large or small.
  • The University Ombudsperson serves all faculty, staff and students at the Norman, OU Health Sciences Center and OU-Tulsa campuses.

Contact Information

To schedule a visit with the university ombudsperson or to ask a question:

Phone: (405) 325-4137
Office: Bizzell Memorial Library, Room 213