The Office of the Ombudsperson makes every effort to maintain confidentiality for its visitors and all parties involved in resolving an issue. The Ombudsperson does not act as a witness or offer information in any student conduct or academic appeal proceeding, as such participation would undermine our commitment to confidentiality. Please be aware, however, that we are obligated by law or policy to disclose confidential information in certain situations to police or the Title IX Coordinator. For example, when there is an imminent threat of individual or institutional harm; when we are made aware of a crime of violence or a hate crime; and when we are made aware of sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking. Regardless, when reporting such information, only information pertinent and necessary to the report will be shared.