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The Faculty Ombudsperson Office is closed for the summer months.  It is scheduled to reopen Friday, August 12, at the start of the Fall 2022 semester, pending the hiring of a new ombudsperson. 

It is an honor to have had the opportunity to build the Faculty Ombuds Office and especially to have worked with the faculty members who reached out to me for ombuds services over the past three academic years. 

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is available year-round for confidential assistance. 

If you are comfortable surfacing your concerns with University leadership, you may wish to contact Associate Provost Melissa Latimer or Executive Director of Academic Personnel Chris Staples.   

The WVU Faculty Ombudsperson Office

A confidential, independent, informal, and neutral resource for WVU faculty members.

Are you unsure where to find help, involved in a difficult conflict, or wrestling with an ethical dilemma?

The Faculty Ombudsperson can assist you by providing information about University policies, procedures, and resources; coaching you through tough conversations and circumstances; facilitating conflict resolution; or just listening and serving as a resource as you evaluate options and make decisions. No problem is too small to seek input from the Faculty Ombudsperson.

The Faculty Ombudsperson Office's services are:


Communications with the Faculty Ombudsperson are held in strict confidence, with the exception of imminent risk of serious harm and child abuse.

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The Faculty Ombudsperson Office is not a part of the University administration.

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The Faculty Ombudsperson Office provides informal conflict resolution assistance for those who voluntarily seek its services.

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The Faculty Ombudsperson does not take sides in any matter.

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Location & Contact

WVU Faculty Ombudsperson Office is located in Morgan House, on the Downtown Campus, behind the Mountain Lair.

Morgan House (Office 100)
660 N High Street
Morgantown, WV 26506

Please contact the Faculty Ombudsperson at (304) 293-6338 to schedule an appointment.

Additional Location & Contact Information

Meet the Faculty Ombudsperson