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To provide a safe, confidential and neutral space where visitors can share concerns, seek information and resources, discuss options for problem resolution, and feel a sense of belonging and respect.

How Ombuds Services Add Value to Stony Brook University

• Serves as a safe, confidential and neutral place to hear concerns.

• Facilitates informal communication and conflict resolution.

• Acts as a central information and referral source.

• Promotes a civil, inclusive and respectful climate where there is fair and equitable treatment.

• Functions independently in structure, function and appearance.

• Provides systemic feedback about trends to administration and offers recommendations for resolution.

View VIDEO titled "Who Are Ombuds?" - 2:15 minutes.