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The Student Ombuds Office is:


Confidential

All concerns or information brought to the Ombuds' Office will not be shared with anyone else unless granted permission to do so OR otherwise required by law.

Note: The Ombuds is a "Responsible Employee" per the UNF Sexual Misconduct Regulation 1.0050R and therefore must report Title IX violations (sexually related crimes).  

Note: The Ombuds is also a "Campus Security Authority" and must report Clery associated crimes to UPD per the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.  

Note: The Ombuds is mandated to report instances of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Note: The Ombuds may break confidentiality if deem necessary to ensure safety when there is a threat of harm to self or others.

 

Impartial

The Office of the Student Ombuds does not advocate for the student or the University. We consider the interests and concerns of all parties involved with the aim of achieving fair and equitable solutions.

 

Independent

The Office of the Student Ombuds operates independently of administrative authorities.

 

Informal

The power of the Office of the Student Ombuds rests in our ability to persuade. We informally investigate student concerns without issuing judgments or decisions. We do not arbitrate, adjudicate, or participate in any internal or external formal process (including legal processes).