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We welcome all visitors to come and talk in confidence about any concerns related to the UC Merced community. We will listen to your concerns and help brainstorm possible options on how to potentially resolve the matter. Our services are free, entirely voluntary, and off the record.


  • The Office of the Ombuds is not an office of record.
  • Speaking with the Office of the Ombuds does not constitute official notice to the university. 
  • The Office of the Ombuds does NOT communicate via email, as confidentiality cannot be assured.  Please call our office at (209)228-4410 to schedule an appointment. 
  • If you perceive that there may be a conflict of interest involving the Office or a staff member of the Office of the Ombuds you may call the Office anonymously to request alternative confidential resources.