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The Ombuds office offers a safe and neutral place for students along with faculty and staff to voice concerns, evaluate situations, organize their thoughts, access feelings, and to explore options for handling problems.

The Ombuds office offers a safe and neutral place for students along with faculty and staff to voice concerns, evaluate situations, organize their thoughts, access feelings, and to explore options for handling problems. Such options can range from informally talking about a concern to requesting a formal grievance -at their discretion. Ombuds Officers can gather information, serve as a "shuttle diplomat or mediate, as well provides referrals to relevant authorities. The office has been established outside the existing administrative and academic structures and is completely independent. The Ombuds Officer was appointed by President Horowitz. Whatever goes on in the Ombuds Office is conducted under the guiding principle of strict confidentiality.
Concerns that people bring to the Ombuds Office include:

    • disagreements about grades
    • problems with tuition charges
    • interpersonal conflicts
    • professional misconduct
    • academic dishonesty
    • safety concerns
    • sexual harassment, racism
    • ethics and whistle-blowing
    • performance evaluations
    • working conditions
    • intellectual property issues
    • feelings of stress or anxiety

 

All members of the Graduate School community -students, staff and faculty are invited to call Rolf Meyersohn to make an appointment.

Rolf Meyersohn, Ombuds Officer
212- 817-7191
e-mail ombus@gc.cuny.edu
Office is in Room 7313.
Website is http://web.gc.cuny.edu/ombuds

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