NEED AN OMBUDS?

If you are a student, staff or faculty member, and find yourself in a disagreement or dispute within the university, you can turn to the University Ombuds Office. The role of the Ombuds Office is to ensure that staff, students and faculty receive fair, equitable and just treatment within the university system. An Ombuds considers all sides in an impartial and objective way in order to resolve problems and concerns raised by members of the university community. The name of the person requesting help can only be used in the investigation of the matter with the visitor's permission. Contact and communication with the office are also confidential. The Ombuds Office does not keep records on behalf of the university.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.