We Want to Hear From You
We will arrange a confidential meeting at a time and place convenient for you. It is helpful if you make an appointment, but you may drop by our office without an appointment and an ombuds officer will see you as soon as possible.
We believe we can be most effective if we meet with you, but if you prefer, we will work with you over the telephone. We generally do not do our work through e-mail and discourage you from e-mailing any confidential information. All members of the University community have the right to consult an ombuds, and retaliation for exercising that right will not be tolerated.
660 Schermerhorn Extension, Mail Code 5558
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. By appointment at other times and other places, if necessary.
Directions: Enter Schermerhorn Hall, located directly east of Uris Hall and north of Avery and Fayerweather, at the main entrance (4th floor). Take the elevator up to the 6th floor. Exit the elevator and turn left. Walk down the hall through the double doors. Turn left into Schermerhorn Extension and follow the hallway to Room 660.
Columbia University Medical Center
101 Bard Hall, 50 Haven Avenue
Office hours: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. By appointment at other times and other places.
Directions: Walk down Haven Avenue from Fort Washington Avenue and West 168th Street. At 60 Haven Avenue, enter Bard Hall. Show your ID to the security guard. Between the two banks of elevators and directly across the hall from the housing office, there is a door to the corridor, where you will find the Ombuds Office in Room 101.
Barnard College students and employees may contact the Columbia University Ombuds Office for concerns about Columbia University.
Teachers College students and employees may contact the Columbia University Ombuds Office for concerns about Columbia University. Teachers College students, faculty, and staff with concerns about Teachers College may contact Dr. Erwin Flaxman, Ombudsperson of the College, at 212-678-4169 or email@example.com. For more information, read about civility resources at Teachers College.