Confidentiality and neutrality are the cornerstones of the Ombuds office. The Ombuds will not share your information without your permission unless there is imminent risk of serious harm, and where there is no other reasonable option.
The Ombudsman does not testify in any formal process inside the organization and resists testifying in any formal process outside the organization, even if given permission or requested to do so.
The Ombuds reports directly to the president of the university about trends and provides feedback, but any data or reports are prepared in a manner that protects confidentiality. Any notes regarding a visitor are seen only by the Ombuds, and will be destroyed when the issue is resolved, or if the file is inactive for 30 days.
As we cannot guarantee the total privacy of email, we discourage you from e-mailing any confidential information.