photo of exterior Lewis House
Lewis House is home to the Office of the Ombudsperson, the Multifaith Center, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

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.