Welcome Columbia Community

Bienvenido - Benvenuto - Shalom - Aloha - Selamat Datang 

欢迎 - üdvözöljük - Üdvözlet - ยินดีต้อนรับ - 환영 - Fàilte - Tervetuloa  

Tuloy ka - Welkom - Akwaaba - Karibu - Velkommen - स्वागत हे - καλως ΗΡΘΑΤΕ

Willkommen - Bem Vindo - Hwan-yeong - 'ahlaan bik - Huānyíng - ようこそ 

ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ - Tere tulemast - Byen venu - Mauri - T'aves baxtalo

Croeso - Talitali fiefia - Maeva - Wylcome - Mu amuhezwi - Salve


To help promote civility, mutual respect and ethical conduct, and to identify ways to prevent disruptive conflict by alerting the administration to policy issues and to recommend changes in University practices.

Together we can support a University culture that values ethical behavior and civil engagement.

Lead with kindness.

Joan Waters
Joan C. Waters, JD, CO-OP

University Ombuds Officer

marilyn molina
Marilyn Molina, MS, CO-OP

Associate Ombuds Officer

What We Do

The Ombuds Office provides a safe space for faculty, students, staff and affiliates to confidentially discuss work-related issues, academic concerns, clarification of policies and many other concerns and issues. The Ombuds Officers are not authorized to accept notice on behalf of the University.

The Columbia University Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office a video depicting one component of what we do as Ombuds every day.

Ombuds Office Charter

The Charter of the Columbia University Ombuds Office is based on the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice developed by the International Ombuds Association