The Office
of Ombuds

The Ombuds Office provides assistance in resolving problems and conflicts. It is an independent, impartial, informal, and confidential resource available to all members of the Dixie State University (DSU) community including faculty, staff and students. In the spirit of these important functions, this Charter Agreement defines the privileges and responsibilities of the Ombuds Office.

Chartered in Summer 2013 at the recommendation of then DSU President Stephen Nadauld, the Office is staffed by one or more professionally trained Ombuds who act as the University’s designated third-party neutral, and who practice in accordance to accepted professional standards set by the International Ombudsman Association.

Contact the Ombuds

If you have any questions or concerns, please send us a message with our contact form.

Contact Form

Intake Form

Submit a question, concern, or report regarding one of several risk areas.  The Office of the Ombuds is a safe place for you to have off-the-record conversations on just about any kind of problem you may have related to life, work, or study at Dixie State University.

Intake Form (PDF)

Evaluation Form

Rate your experience with the Office of Ombuds.  This form is available to those who have already been assisted.  Your feedback helps us help you, and other staff, faculty, and students who are requesting our help.

Evaluation Form (online)

Principles of Practice

To summarize, there are four fundamental principles which define Ombuds practice at Dixie State University:

  1. Confidentiality
  2. Independence
  3. Impartiality/Neutrality
  4. Informality
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Ombuds Office Charter

Chartered in Summer 2013 at the recommendation of then President Stephen Nadauld, the Office is staffed by one or more professionally trained Ombuds who act as the University’s designated third-party neutral, and who practice in accordance with accepted professional standards set by the IOA.

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How Ombuds Can Help

The Ombuds can listen to you, discuss your concerns, answer your questions, mediate a dispute or facilitate communication among people in conflict, and more.

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About the Office

The office functions to assist parties in reaching mutually acceptable agreements in order to find fair and equitable resolutions to concerns that arise at the university.  Use of the office is voluntary.

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Office of Ombuds

Email: ombuds@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4095

Office: Cox 215