Welcome! The Ombuds Office is here for you! 

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The UMSL Ombuds Office is a safe place where all UMSL staff* are welcome to come and talk in confidence about any campus issue, problem, or dispute. Our office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s formal channels, such as the grievance policy.​

The Ombuds Office offers an impartial, informal, independent, and confidential** place for employees to be heard, seek guidance and resources, and identify effective approaches to workplace issues and concerns.

*Students with concerns should contact the Division of Student Affairs (314) 516-5211, 218 Millennium Student Center). Faculty concerns should be directed to the Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs (314-516-5371, 426 Woods Hall).

**The Ombuds will not share any information without your permission. Exceptions to confidentiality may include Title IX & Equity issues and information about imminent harm to yourself or others. However, the Ombuds will provide options and resources in such cases.


Before your appointment, please read the Ombuds FAQ’s and Terms of Use.