What is an Ombudsman?

The Ombudsman's office consults on a wide range of issues at Cornell. Students face challenges with housing and academics; staff experience employment-related difficulties; faculty often seek help with tenure issues. Ombudsmen meet one-on-one and talk through options for paths forward to navigate organizational bureaucracy, human relationships and conflict.

“The ombudsman is here as a neutral resource to empower people, let them know the other resources available and help them figure out what’s in their best interest,” says Linda Falkson, associate ombudsman. Read more