The Office of the Ombuds promotes a civil, inclusive, and harmonious campus community
by providing informal and confidential *conflict management services to all members
of the campus community. The Ombuds is independent, and reports directly to the President
of the University.
Students, staff and faculty can contact the Ombuds Office about any issue related to campus life. The Ombuds will listen to your concern, and will work with you to understand your interests and goals. If the issue is appropriately handled by the Ombuds Office, we will assist in developing strategies to help resolve your concern or conflict. If another office is better suited to address or resolve the concern, we will advise you of those options.
In addition to assisting individuals and groups to resolve concerns, the Ombuds Office also:
Provides workshops on a variety of communication, negotiation and conflict management topics
Supports events related to conflict resolution, civility, harmony, diversity and inclusion
Provides non-identifying feedback to the leadership about trends and systemic problems raised within the campus community
* The Ombuds will review exceptions to confidentiality with visitors.
The Florida Gulf Coast University Office of the Ombuds provides expertise in dispute resolution and conflict management to undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty.