The Office of the Ombudsperson is independent of the University and the University Students' Council administrations. Instead, the Office of the Ombudsperson refers to an Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from various University and affiliate constituents.
The committee meets approximately three times a year and advises the Ombudsperson on matters such as budget, the annual report and professional development plans. A more comprehensive list of its duties is outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement. The Advisory Committee also receives comments and complaints regarding the performance of the Office of the Ombudsperson.