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To request an appointment with the Student Ombuds, please complete the Student Ombuds Request form located in FlashLine.  To find the form, login to FlashLine and select Student>Requests and Authorizations> Student Ombuds Request.

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.You will be contacted to schedule an appointment, or you may call 330-672-9494.

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.

The Office of the Student Ombuds has continued to grow in the number of students it serves and this trend is expected to continue in the years ahead. On an annual basis, nearly 1,000 students use the services of the office.