Office of the Ombudsperson

Ombudspersons, Susan Johnson and Cynthia Joyce
The Office of the Ombudsperson is a resource for any member of the university community - including students, faculty, and staff – with a problem or concern. We provide informal conflict resolution, mediation services and advocacy for fair treatment and fair process. Our services are confidential, independent, informal and neutral.

We offer a safe place to discuss any concerns you might have about the university or its policies or procedures, and we will answer your questions, help you figure out your options, refer you to other offices if necessary, and help you to resolve your concerns.  The University of Iowa Operations Manual prohibits retaliation against staff, faculty and students for contacting the Ombuds office.

We look forward to working with you.


C108 Seashore Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1402