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Office of the Provost

Office of the Ombudsperson

Virginia Commonwealth University's ombudsperson is a designated confidential and informal dispute resolution practitioner for faculty, classified staff, postdoctoral trainees and students. The ombudsperson is an advocate for fairness. The ombudsperson is independent of VCU's normal reporting and managerial processes.

What does the ombudsperson do?

The VCU ombudsperson provides assistance to help manage and resolve disputes, manage conflicts and learn more productive ways of communicating. The ombudsperson can offer:

Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Facilitates mediation between or among members of VCU's faculty, staff, postdoctoral trainees and students.

Learn about mediation

Arranging an appointment

Because email is not considered confidential, telephone contact is preferred for arranging appointments.

Make an appointment

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