Topics for Discussion

Students may reach out to the Graduate Ombuds Office to discuss any issue or topic impacting their university experience. Common areas of concern include

  • Interpersonal conflicts or disputes
  • Institutional delays or nonresponsiveness
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Grade or transcript disputes
  • Academic appeals
  • Balancing research, co-op, and studies
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Career advancement or development
  • Disrespectful or inappropriate behavior
  • Untangling a complicated situation
  • Planning to seek or make an apology
  • Academic freedom
  • Potential conflicts of interest
  • Concerns about a classmate
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Whether and how to submit an appeal