About Us

The Ombudsman:

The Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC) serves as a confidential resource for all students who experience campus-based problems or concerns. SCRC helps students identify a range of solutions through:

  • Consultation
  • strategizing
  • third-party intervention

Ombudsmen help students with issues related to:

  • grading concerns
  • academic petitions
  • advising issues
  • inter-personal conflicts
  • various other issues

Ombudsmen and students work collaboratively to determine the best course of action for their specific concerns.

 

The Student Advocate:

In addition, SCRC also supports students who have been formally charged by the University for:

  • academic dishonesty
  • plagiarism
  • behavior
  • and/or any case in which a student is expected to respond to accusations through the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (OSCAI), Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA), or any formal conduct process.

Student Advocates work with accused individuals to navigate the conduct process, compile the necessary elements of their case, and represent students during formal conduct hearings. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Conflict Resolution Center as soon as they encounter a conflict.

Contact:

Students may contact the Student Conflict Resolution Center via email, phone, or in-person and should expect to provide the basic information regarding their concern. In collaboration with the student, the Ombudsman and Advocates will work to develop multiple options to approach to the issue. In this process, all case management decisions are made by the student.