Kimberly Jackson Davidson
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.