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.
The office of the Ombuds and Oberlin College Dialogue Center (OCDC) invites current students to participate in a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 1 and 2.
The Social Justice Institute is a two-day workshop, held during Orientation that invites participants from widely different backgrounds and experiences to come together to explore multicultural issues at Oberlin and in the society at large. It explores issues of privilege and oppression, classism, heterosexism, racism, and sexism through a variety of activities including discussion, role-play, and highly interactive exercises.
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.