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Office of the Ombud

Welcome to the Office of the Ombud!

The Office of the Ombud serves the UW community by providing high quality, client-focused services for preventing, managing, navigating and resolving conflict at the UW. We act as thought-partners with clients to assist them in navigating any issue to do with their lives at the UW. Through active participation in the problem-solving process, clients develop the ability to prevent, manage, and resolve future conflicts.

Client appointments

We offer a wide range of client appointments from 1:1 sessions to group mediations and facilitated conversations. To learn more about appointment offerings visit the Schedule an appointment page of our website.


Ombud outreach

In addition to building client relationships the Office of the Ombud is committed to building and growing relationships across campus. We meet quarterly with other UW units across all campuses with the goal of improving the fairness and effectiveness of the University’s systems and operations.

Annual Report

Each year, the Office of the Ombud publishes a report detailing the work of the office. These reports allow the university community to learn more about our annual operations, case numbers and trends. Please direct questions about the report to

View Annual Reports

COVID-19 operations

Following University of Washington COVID-19 guidelines, the Office of the Ombud  has suspended in-person operations but remains available to the University community remotely by phone/ Zoom appointments until further notice.

Schedule an Appointment

Contact us

Phone: 206.543.6028
Location: 339 Husky Union Building (HUB)

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