We are proud to launch the second year of the Student Ombuds (link) program at Wesleyan, which is an initiative inspired and informed by student voices.
The Student Ombuds are available to talk with students about their concerns related to experiences in the classroom, with your athletic team, or within other parts of your academic and campus life at Wesleyan. Each Ombud serves as a resource focused on empowering students to successfully navigate the institution and advocate for themselves in moments of conflict, particularly when there are power dynamic considerations.
Here’s just a few of the ways Student Ombuds can offer support:
- Serve as a thought partner for students considering their options for resolving an issue, especially when the other party is in a position of power in relation to the student
- Hold a safe and supportive conversational space, simply listening and serving as an impartial sounding board
- Provide insight and tools on how to manage challenging conversations
- Share information about campus resources
- Communicate any patterns of concern to university leadership
The Student Ombuds partner with and are supported by Dr. April Ruiz, Dean for Academic Equity, Inclusion, & Success.
Learn more about the Student Ombuds by:
- Visiting our webpage (link)
- Following our Instagram (@wes_ombuds)
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Student Ombuds stand ready to support you!