Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office is a place where Johns Hopkins PhD Students and Postdocs can confidentially and informally raise any issue of concern at the university.

The Ombuds is here to:

  • Listen
  • Serve as a strategic thought partner
  • Help to identify and evaluate different options
  • Plan for difficult conversations
  • Provide information about university policies and resources
  • Assist with informal conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Provide upward feedback on problematic trends or systemic issues

No matter what the issue is, the Ombuds Office provides support that is independent, confidential, impartial, and informal.

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View the Ombuds Charter Agreement

The Johns Hopkins University Ombuds Office Charter agreement defines the role, authority, responsibilities and ethical principles that govern the Johns Hopkins Ombuds and the Ombuds Office.