4principles

- Confidential - Independent - Informal
- Neutral 


Our work is guided by four principles, we are: 


   Confidential

   We maintain strict confidentiality. The only exceptions to this are:

  • If we learn that there is a risk of physical harm to anyone
  • If we are ordered by a court or required by law to disclose information

   Speaking with the ombuds about a problem does not constitute formal notice to the University of Utah, and the office keeps no official records. 


   Independent

   We are independent from other University departments. 


   Informal

   Our services are informal. We try to help visitors resolve conflicts as early as possible and at the              lowest possible level.


   Neutral

   We are impartial. We do not represent individuals on either side of a conflict, though we do advocate        for fairness throughout the University.