November 13, 2013

Students Join Faculty Consideration of Ombuds for Grand Valley State University

The student senate at the public liberal arts university in Allendale, Michigan will consider a resolution tomorrow to promote the creation of an Ombuds Office on campus. The implementation of a program is already being studied by a faculty task force created by the Executive Committee of the University Academic Senate. Both groups are considering an Ombuds only for the student body, which numbers more and 24,000. 

Andrew Plague, a GVSU student vice president, observed that many student services are underused because students often don’t know where to go when they have an issue that these centers could address. He said that an Ombuds Office could direct students to the most appropriate center for their specific issue. (Grand Valley Lanthorn; GVSU Inclusion Implementation Plan.)

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