Ombuds are individuals who rely on a number of techniques to resolve disputes. These techniques include counseling, mediating, conciliating, and fact finding. Usually, when an ombud receives a complaint, s/he interviews the parties, reviews files, and makes recommendations to the disputants. The ombuds do not impose solutions. The power of the ombud lies in his/her ability to persuade the parties to accept his/her recommendations. An individual not accepting the proposed solution of the ombud is free to pursue a remedy in other forums for dispute resolution.

Temple University strictly prohibits any form of discrimination, harassment, or unfair treatment based on protected characteristics across all aspects of campus life, aligning with both our policy, practice, and legal standards.  The CEHD EEO Ombudsperson engages in workforce demographic analyses and research to examine college policy, practices and procedures related to outreach, recruitment, retention and advancement of EEO populations. The Ombudsperson provides confidential and impartial conflict resolution expertise dedicated to helping students, faculty, and staff navigate concerns and promote a harmonious campus environment. 

To learn more, visit: Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership - Equal Opportunity Compliance.