The Ombuds Office at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus provides an alternative forum for prompt, impartial, and confidential discussion for individuals to review options for the informal resolution of differences.
Contacting the Ombuds Office is a voluntary process and neither the office nor any other entity or person may compel a visitor to utilize its services. We assist people with disagreements and a variety of conflict-related issues, such as working conditions, interpersonal interactions, grades, policies and procedures, sexual harassment, discrimination, and disciplinary actions.
The Ombuds Office possesses no formal decision-making authority, but rather provides options and resources for visitors in attempting to resolve their conflicts.
The Ombuds Office is not authorized to accept notice of claims against the University. Discussions with the Ombuds Office does not create a record, nor does it begin a formal process. The Ombuds Office will keep conversations confidential unless imminent harm or danger is present, or if compelled by a court of law. Presently, there is no statutory privilege in Colorado for Ombuds regarding confidentiality.