Office of the ombudsperson


The Office of the Ombudsperson is an additional resource for graduate students concerned about their academic career. While the Graduate Regulations site should always be referenced for concerns regarding graduate studies, the Ombudsperson also provides a frequently asked questions page and guide list to help you understand the options available to you if you believe you've encountered unfairness in your education.

The Office of the Ombudsperson always recommends talking to your supervisor before taking additional action. Don't hesitate to email us at about any concerns you have or if you have any questions regarding the information provided on this website. We are here to help guide students to a fair resolution.

There are lots of great resources for when a student or faculty member are encountering conflict. The University of Minnesota's Academic Civility and Dignity Project is one such resource. Check out the project's web site for great tips on what to do when you are encountering conflict.