Definitions for "Ombuds"
a designated neutral who provides confidential and informal assistance apart from formal grievance procedures, for resolving Institute-related concerns
An ombuds or ombudsperson generally refers to a neutral or impartial person within an organization who may provide informal and confidential assistance to managers and employees in resolving work-related concerns, and whose office is located outside ordinary line management structures.
A specially trained staff member who helps students, staff and faculty resolve conflicts.