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ISU Ombuds Program

Informal - Independent - Neutral - Confidential


  • An informal, neutral, confidential, and independent resource for ISU faculty and staff
  • Access to vast experience and knowledge of problem solving, communication, and ISU Policies and Procedures
  • Alternative mode of dispute resolution outside of formal grievance procedures or litigation

Appointment of ISU Ombuds:

  • ISU Ombuds are nominated and approved by their peers, with final appointment by ISU President Arthur C. Vailas
  • ISU Ombuds serve a two-year term, which is renewable following the application and review process
  • The committee of Ombuds are a diverse network of individuals from all areas of campus, including Idaho Falls and Meridian campuses

MySafeCampus - Anonymous concerns can be reported by calling 1-800-716-9007 or by visiting, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MySafeCampus is a hotline operated by a third party which forwards reports anonymously to Idaho State University's internal audit director and general counsel.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - For immediate crisis help please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) where you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7 or visit


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