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Our Principles

The Office of the University Ombudsperson has a foundation in three documents that outline its operations.  The tenets of these documents are honored by Michigan State University via an established Charter.  The three documents are:

  1. Michigan State University’s Student Rights and Responsibilities
  2. International Ombudsman Association Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
    a.    Standards of Practice (.pdf)
    b.    Code of Ethics (.pdf)
  3. American Bar Association’s Standards for the Establishment and Operation of Ombuds Offices (2004) (.pdf)

Charter of the Office

A Charter grants authority to the Office of the University Ombudsperson from Michigan State University to conduct its mission according to the documents outlined above and outlines the rules of operation, conduct and governance for the office. The Charter for the Office of the University Ombudsperson at Michigan State University can be found below.

Charter of the Office of the University Ombudsperson (.pdf).