Office of the Ombudsperson

Confidentiality • Impartiality • Independence • Informality

The Ombuds office serves as a resource to openly share your questions and concerns about your experience at NIU with a neutral party. The Ombudsperson offers a non-judgmental, impartial perspective to assist in navigating university systems, resources and communication skills/opportunities to address your concern. Visitors of the Ombuds office will choose their own path to resolution.

Make an appointment today to receive impartial, confidential guidance and support. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via phone, Teams or face-to-face.

How We Can Help

Listen and Inform

Tell us your concerns. We’ll educate and empower you to reach effective resolutions.

Provide Resources

We’ll help you connect with campus resources that can address your issue or concern.

Build Communication Skills

Work with us to learn new strategies, practice having difficult conversations and more.

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