USFSP Ombuds Office
The Ombuds Offices at USFSP provide confidential, impartial, independent and informal resources for students and employees (staff, faculty, administration, and temporary) to discuss concerns regarding their experience at USFSP and to explore alternatives for resolving problems or complaints through informal means.
Both Ombuds Offices function under the following standards of practice:
In order to create a space to voice concerns, evaluate issues, and generate options, the Ombuds maintain privacy and hold all communication with those seeking assistance in strict confidence unless given permission to do so and to the extent permitted by law and University policy.
As an appointed neutral third party, the Ombuds do not side with any individual, the University, or other parties involved and consider the interests and concerns of all parties with the goal of achieving fair and equitable solutions.
The Ombuds Offices operate independently of administrative authorities.
As informal resources, the Ombuds Offices do not participate in any formal adjudicative or administrative procedures or processes, including legal.