When you don't know where to turn...we can help.
Misunderstanding, miscommunication, and conflict among people are inevitable. Anger and mistrust, however, don't have to be.
When you're caught in a conflict, it sometimes can be useful to involve a neutral party who can present options, devise strategies, and help find solutions.
Oberlin's ombudsperson is a multipartial and independent administrator who helps individuals—students, faculty and staff—resolve conflicts, solve problems, and communicate more effectively with others.
A Note from Oberlin's Ombudsperson
Dear Oberlin campus members and friends:
Thank you for visiting our website.
Last November we sent you a note asking you to nominate students, faculty, and staff for the positions in the Oberlin College Dialogue Center (OCDC). Thanks to your efforts, we received more than 140 nominations. About 60 of the nominees applied and we were able to select and train 41 individuals. The training was provided to Oberlin College students, faculty, staff, and two teachers and four students from nearby Oberlin High school.
Conflict transformation through the Oberlin College Dialogue Center
The OCDC offers confidential mediation and facilitation, as well as educational workshops on conflict transformation.
The Social Justice Institute
A two-day workshop for new students, the Social Justice Institute explores multicultural issues at Oberlin and in the larger social community.