What We Do

We offer students high-level assistance when they feel they have exhausted all other methods to resolve their issues related to the university.

We are an informal and confidential resource for students.

For Students

We are available to students from all Rutgers schools and all campuses.

Informal, Confidential, Neutral, Independent

We advocate for fair and good processes within the operations and bureaucracy of the university.

Our Goal

We are available to help students, who feel they have exhausted all possible remedies; to provide alternative methods to resolve their issues.

Our overall purpose is to contribute to improving the university's service to students.

Our Purpose

Meet Sybil James, the university ombudsperson at Rutgers, and hear her explain what an ombudsperson does and how she can help students resolve their problems.

From an institutional aspect, our purpose is to identify and make recommendations to correct problems that are uncovered through our work.

The office was created in response to student recommendations given at former President McCormick's student services retreats during the 2003–2004 academic year.