Menu
Search
Apply Now

Student Ombudsperson

What we do

The Shawnee State University student ombudsperson is someone who informally, confidentially (within the parameters of the law), and impartially helps students achieve resolutions to problems. The student ombudsperson’s role is to ensure that everyone involved in student related issues receives fair and equitable treatment within the university system. The services of the student ombudsperson do not replace formal Shawnee State complaint procedures or other channels of redress. Rather, the student ombudsperson is an additional resource that is confidential within legal limits, neutral, informative, and advisory in nature. The student ombudsperson has no authority to formally dictate a resolution to a student’s concerns. Instead, the student ombudsperson can inform students of their options, make inquiries on student’s behalf, offer possible resolutions to all sides involved, and suggest university policy changes.

Location

The current Shawnee State University student ombudsperson is Dr. John Whitaker. His office is Administration 115 and office phone is 740-351-3630

Student Ombudsperson

Contact Information

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

(740) 351-4778
1-800-959-2778

info@shawnee.edu

Page maintained by the department of communications.