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Office of the Student Ombudsperson

Welcome to the Office of the Student Ombudsperson! We aim to provide a safe space for students to facilitate the process of problem-solving. We are committed to unbiased and fair services to the University of Wyoming community.

  • Listen to student concerns

  • Provide information on university policies and procedures

  • Provide information on how to make your concern known to the university

  • Assist you in evaluating available options

  • Provide feedback to administration when systemic issues/trends occur

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“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” - Shannon L. Alder

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Standard Practice

Informal:
The Office of the Student Ombudsperson works informally to achieve fair and equitable solutions to concerns. We are not a reporting office, and do not participate in formal investigations or play any role in a formal resolution process.

Independent:
The University of Wyoming Office of the Student Ombudsperson is an independent office. This allows students to come forward, be heard, and discuss issues with any department of UW without fear of retribution. The office reports to the highest possible level of the university. The ombudsperson exercises total discretion regarding her responsibilities. The office is not part of and does not take part in any administrative or formal complaint processes

Neutral or Impartial:
We utilize processes that provide fairness and equity and provide impartial resources for the University of Wyoming community. The Student Ombudsperson avoids situations that may cause or result in conflicts of interest.

Confidential:
Information concerning any inquiries will not be disclosed without explicit permission, with the exception of a compelling reason (i.e. a safety risk). Upon request of a complainant, the office may contact individuals within the institution whose help is necessary to resolve a problem. The Student Ombudsperson does not testify in formal proceedings. The only exception to this privilege of confidentiality is where there appears to be an imminent risk of serious harm, and where there is no reasonable option other than disclosure.

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