What's an Ombudsman?

An Ombudsman or Ombuds, is an impartial, independent, informal and resource within organizations and corporations, designated to assist the community in managing and resolving conflicts and other types of organizational concerns. Concerns discussed with the Ombudsman are confidential unless there appears to be imminent risk of harm or danger.

The mission of the Office of the Ombudsman is to provide all University of The Bahamas stakeholders with an informal dispute resolution process in which the Ombudsperson advocates for fairness, justice, respect for differences and reasonable solutions to issues and concerns. The Office also serves as an alert mechanism for systemic change on campus.