Informal problem solving and conflict management for all Boise State Faculty
If you have a confidential issue to discuss with the faculty ombuds, please call (426-6283) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a confidential appointment at a convenient time.
Preparing for your meeting…
It is usually not necessary to bring anything with you to the faculty ombuds. Sometimes it is helpful to have a “chronology of events,” or to bring a copy of a particular document central to your concern.
Important Notes About Discussions with the Ombuds…
- Your contact with the Ombuds Office is absolutely confidential and off the record, unless you specifically request me to waive that confidentiality in any communications I may undertake on your behalf. There are only two exceptions to this rule: (a) if there is risk of harm to yourself or others, and (b) if the ombuds is subsequently ordered by a court of law should the matter enter the legal system.
- Contacting the Ombuds Office does not constitute “notice” to the university. (In other words, talking with the ombuds about a potential harassment or criminal act does not require the University to take action.) If a visitor wishes to create a record or make the university formally aware of a particular problem, the ombuds can provide information on how to do so.