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ISU Ombuds Program

Word art of Ombud


Informal - Independent - Neutral - Confidential

  • An informal, neutral, confidential, and independent resource for ISU faculty and staff
  • Access to vast experience and knowledge of problem solving, communication, and ISU Policies and Procedures
  • Alternative mode of dispute resolution outside of formal grievance procedures or litigation

Appointment of ISU Ombuds:

  • ISU Ombuds are nominated and approved by their peers, with final appointment by ISU President 
  • ISU Ombuds serve a two-year term, which is renewable following the application and review process
  • The committee of Ombuds are a diverse network of individuals from all areas of campus, including Idaho Falls and Meridian campuses

ISU Faculty Senate has a Faculty Ombuds Office. Employees can choose which Ombuds they would like to work with. Their charter agreement also aligns with the standards of the International Ombuds Association. To learn more visit https://www.isu.edu/facultysenate/faculty-ombuds/.

MySafeCampus - Anonymous concerns can be reported by calling 1-800-716-9007 or by visiting www.MySafeCampus.com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MySafeCampus is a hotline operated by a third party which forwards reports anonymously to Idaho State University's internal audit director and general counsel.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - For immediate crisis help please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) where you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7 or visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.