Office of the Ombudsperson
Misunderstanding, miscommunication, and conflict among people are inevitable. Anger and mistrust, however, don't have to be.
When you're caught in a conflict, it sometimes can be useful to involve a neutral party who can present options, devise strategies, and help find solutions.
Oberlin's ombudsperson is a multipartial and independent administrator who helps individuals—students, faculty and staff—resolve conflicts, solve problems, and communicate more effectively with others.
A Note from Oberlin's Ombuds Office
Dear Oberlin campus members and friends:
Thank you for visiting our website.
The Yeworkwha Belachew Center for Dialogue is a multipartial independent entity within Oberlin College that strives to promote change through conflict transformation, mediation, community building, educational workshops, and facilitated dialogue. Our program is based on a social justice model and therefore it is the responsibility of our group to uphold the belief in social change.
The Social Justice Institute
A two-day workshop for new students, the Social Justice Institute explores multicultural issues at Oberlin and in the larger social community.