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The Ombuds Program — a confidential, neutral, informal, and independent conflict resolution and management resource — is available to assist any member of the Georgia Institute of Technology community seeking assistance.

The Office of the Provost is home to the ombuds serving faculty and graduate students; the Office of Human Resources manages the program for classified staff.

This program's practices and procedures are guided by the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics (pdf) established by the International Ombudsman Association (IOA).

Student Complaints

A student complaint at Georgia Tech involves a problem or issue that may be academic or nonacademic and must be submitted in writing according to the student complaint matrix.

Download the student complaint matrix (pdf). 

Prohibition of Retaliation

Attempts to intimidate or retaliate against a person for utilizing the Georgia Tech Ombudsman Program is contrary to the program's purpose and is unacceptable. Persons who make such attempts will be subject to disciplinary action.

Confidential Sources

Students who would like to speak confidentially about an experience of sexual harassment or abuse may contact VOICE Advocates Jennifer Gagen (Health Initiatives Suite 232, Stamps Health Services Building) or Amanda Planchard (Health Initiatives, Suite 232, Stamps Health Services). You can also visit for more information.

Faculty members may contact the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program at 404.894.1225.