Office of the Ombudsperson
- As part of the University’s commitment to ensuring that the rights of its individual members are protected, the University Ombudsperson is devoted to ensuring procedural fairness and just and reasonable outcomes. The Ombudsperson offers advice and assistance and can recommend changes in academic or administrative procedures where this seems justified.
In recognition of different campus cultures and practices, and to make our services more accessible to clients, there is an Ombuds Officer based at each of the three campuses. Contact us.
- Grad students can also connect (email is best) with the UTGSU Advocate: Gail Fernando for appeal advice & support. See Contact Info.
Graduate Academic Appeals
- Graduate students registered in the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), may appeal substantive or procedural academic matters, including grades, evaluation of comprehensive examinations and other program requirements; decisions about the student’s continuation in any program; or concerning any other decision with respect to the application of academic regulations and requirements to a student (SGS General Regulations 11.1).