Student Ombuds



Student Ombuds

The primary goal of the Office of the Student Ombuds is to provide students confidential consultation in assisting with the possible resolution of any university-related concern, grievance or appeal. Students work closely with the Student Ombuds in developing both informal and formal strategies that will assist them in resolving their university-related concerns. The Ombuds Office also works directly with faculty and staff, providing consultation related to university policies and procedures. It has established itself as an objective, nonbiased operation that continues to work towards developing a fair and equitable university community.

To request an appointment with the Student Ombuds, please complete the Student Ombuds Intake Form. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment, or you may call 330-672-9494.



A Message From the Student Ombuds

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

As the Student Ombuds, I am here to serve as a resource for students and other members of the university community regarding any complaint, grievance or appeal that may be academic or non-academic in nature. When working with our office, you will receive timely, objective and strategic information in a confidential manner to assist with the interpretation of policies and procedures. Together, we will navigate the appropriate resolution to each individual situation.

Contact Information

The Office of the Student Ombuds is located on the second floor of the Kent Student Center, Room 250. Patricia Dennison, Interim Student Ombuds, can be reached at or by calling 330-672-9494.