University Ombuds

The William & Mary Ombuds Office serves as an alternate and informal resource for all categories of employees seeking assistance with workplace concerns. In the case of instructional faculty operating in administrative roles, the Ombuds can provide the same resources and options available to other employee categories. Staff members are welcome to come and talk in confidence about any concerns, no matter how big or small.

If the issue matters to you, it matters.

The Ombuds will listen to your issues and help outline possible courses of action. You can then decide how to move forward - if at all. The services of the Ombuds are free and voluntary as well as confidential and off the record.

You may contact the Ombuds Office:

  • By phone at 757-221-1941
  • By email at
  • By visiting Hornsby House, Room #202

Appointments are preferred in order to discuss situations in detail and find mutually convenient times. Only relevant information should be left in voice mail or email messages. The confidentiality of email messages cannot be guaranteed.

The Ombuds Office looks forward to working with you toward enhancing your workplace satisfaction.