University Ombuds Office & Campus Dispute Assistance Services

The mission of The University of Kansas Ombuds Office is to ensure that all members of the university community receive fair and equitable treatment.  The Ombuds Office carries out its mission via two complementary approaches: (1) receiving and attempting to resolve individual grievances on a confidential, informal basis; and 2) supporting systems change that advance the goal of a fair conflict management system. 

The purpose of the Ombuds Office is to act as “an ear to the people” so every voice at The University of Kansas can be heard and receive impartial attention without fear of retaliation and loss of privacy. In doing so, the Ombuds Office serves as an independent, confidential, neutral and informal resource to the entire university community.

Statement of Best Practices for the University Ombuds Office

Principles of an Ombuds

University Ombuds Information

What does "Ombuds" mean?

Need an Ombuds?

Who and where we are

What does the Ombuds office do and not do?

What should be taken to the Ombuds office?

Functions of the Ombuds

Campus Dispute Assistance Services (CDAS )

University Policies (Policy Library)

Ombuds Library and Information Resources

Other University of Kansas Resources

Bi-annual Report 2009-2011

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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, retaliation, 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 and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.