The Kenyon College Ombudsperson (Ombuds) is a neutral conflict resolution professional whose primary responsibility is to be an informal and independent resource for people who have questions, concerns or issues internal to the college. All students, faculty and staff may consult with the ombuds about whatever is troubling them. The ombuds will listen without judgment, help with evaluating options and may provide coaching tips on how best to proceed. All communication is held confidential with limited exceptions related to sexual misconduct, felony criminal activity and an imminent risk of harm. Appointments may be scheduled on or off campus.
Any member of the college community can talk with the ombuds, including students, faculty and staff. You can contact the office as a first step, a last resort or anywhere along the way.
To ensure confidentiality for visitors and ombuds availability, it is best to make an appointment before visiting the office. Meetings can be held at the ombuds' office, another location or even over the phone. Contact the Ombudsperson to schedule an appointment.