Problem-resolution resources within Rutgers

Some departments within Rutgers–New Brunswick have assigned faculty or staff to act, in a dual-role along with their primary position, as an ombudsperson for students for issues within their own department.

If not explicitly called an ombudsperson, their assigned role is in the spirit of being a confidential and neutral resource for discussing issues a student has under that department.

Also listed here are some resources for Rutgers students who are not enrolled in a school located at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Departmental ombudspersons or other problem-resolution positions:

  • Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences

    Ombudsman for undergraduate students: faculty member within SAS Department of Mathematics

    Updated as of 9/19/2017

  • School of Graduate Studies (formerly Graduate School-New Brunswick)

    Problem Resolution: Senior Associate Dean for Academic Support and Graduate Student Services

    ...you may wish to contact Dr. Barbara Bender, associate dean of the Graduate School–New Brunswick, who is available to confidentially assist students and faculty in addressing a wide variety of concerns. Dean Bender will help students and faculty identify options, consider avenues to pursue, and seek alternate resolutions to disputes.

    Updated as of 9/19/2017

  • Rutgers-Camden

    Ombudsperson for students: Associate Chancellor for Student Affairs

    As associate chancellor, Mary Beth oversees a wide array of student services, including residential life, dining, health services, student activities, athletics, recreation, career planning, Campus Center, Dean of Students, and judicial affairs. She also serves on university committees on degree audit, academic integrity, campus climate, safety, retention and advising. In addition she acts as the student ombudsman for the Camden Campus.

    Updated as of 9/19/2017

  • Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

    Ombudspersons for Students and Housestaff

    Under RBHS policy, each Dean [of each school under RBHS] has appointed an ombudsperson as a designated, confidential resource for students and housestaff seeking information or solutions to problems. The unique nature of the ombudsperson is one of neutrality, impartiality and independence from the Schools' and University's established administrative structures.
    Each RBHS School has also identified another individual as a research ombudsperson whose focus is on research disputes and problems. This person is available to assist faculty and staff as well as students and houstaff on issues related to research.

    Updated as of 9/2017

    • School of Graduate Studies - Biomedical Sciences at NJMS (formerly Graduate School of Biomedical Science at NJMS)

      Ombudsperson for Students and Housestaff

      Although the GSBS was merged with the Graduate School-New Brunswick on July 1 2017, as of September 2017 it maintains a separate ombudsperson than its parent organization - the School of Graduate Studies.

      Updated as of 9/19/2017

    • School of Graduate Studies - Biomedical Sciences at RWJMS (formerly Graduate School of Biomedical Science at RWJMS)

      Ombudsperson for Students and Housestaff

      Although the GSBS was merged with the Graduate School-New Brunswick on July 1 2017, as of September 2017 it maintains a separate ombudsperson than its parent organization - the School of Graduate Studies.

      Updated as of 9/19/2017

    • New Jersey Medical School (NJMS)

      Ombudsperson for Students and Housestaff

      Updated as of 9/19/2017

    • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS)

      Ombudsperson for Students and Housestaff

      Updated as of 9/19/2017

    • School of Dental Medicine (SDM)

      Ombudsperson for Students and Housestaff

      Updated as of 9/19/2017

    • School of Health Professions (SHP)

      Ombudsperson for Students and Housestaff

      Updated as of 9/19/2017

    • School of Public Health (SPH)

      Ombudsperson for Students and Housestaff

      The [School of Public Health] ombudsperson maintains a great degree of independence within the School and University hierarchy. The ombudsperson is answerable only to the Dean, annually summarizing for the Dean the office's activities without revealing any personal or confidential information about cases.

      Updated as of 9/19/2017

    • School of Nursing (SN)

      Ombudsperson for Students and Housestaff

      My name is Dr. Felesia Bowen. I am the Ombudsperson for Rutgers School of Nursing. Please feel to contact me at any time for assistance. I am here to assist you. Office hours are flexible and by appointment.

      Updated as of 9/19/2017

If you are a student under any of these departments, or have an issue that involves any of these departments, feel free to contact the individual(s).

At time of writing, all faculty or staff listed here have other, primary responsibilities within their department.

They may not be responsible, or held accountable, for working under a code of ethics typical for an ombudsperson.

The degree of confidentiality, neutrality, independence from administrative or student-punitive procedures, and informality which they can provide a student varies.

Faculty or Staff:

If your department has an ombudsperson or position meant for students to engage in problem resolution, feel free to call or email us to have a link added here.