Grainger Engineering Ombuds Office
WHAT IS AN OMBUDS?
The Grainger College of Engineering Ombudsperson is our organizational ombuds who acts as a no-barrier, first-stop for faculty and staff in the college. This person is for faculty and staff seeking guidance, information, and insight from a trusted advisor who is:
INDEPENDENT. IMPARTIAL. CONFIDENTIAL. INFORMAL.
ROLE AND RESOURCES FOR OMBUDSPERSON
The Grainger College of Engineering Ombudsperson is authorized to confidentially receive complaints, concerns, or inquiries about alleged acts, omissions, improprieties, and/or broader systemic problems within the ombudsperson's defined jurisdiction and to listen, examine the issue and any relevant policies, offer options, facilitate resolutions, informally investigate or otherwise examine these issues independently and impartially . The Ombudsperson shall maintain confidentiality except in cases where reporting is legally required, shall provide informal non-binding advice, shall maintain neutrality and impartiality, and is independent. The Ombudsperson will not be exempt from Title IX reporting requirements.