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Ethics and Standards of Practice

The Eastern Michigan University Office of the Ombuds, adheres to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for the Ombuds profession as derived from the International Ombuds Association.


University Mission, Vision, and Core Values


EMU enriches lives in a supportive, intellectually dynamic and diverse community. Our dedicated faculty balance teaching and research to prepare students with relevant skills and real world awareness. We are an institution of opportunity where students learn in and beyond the classroom to benefit the local and global communities.


Eastern Michigan University will be a premier public university recognized for student-centered learning, high quality academic programs and community impact.

Core values

Excellence – We provide an exceptional environment to our faculty, staff, and students. We improve our performance continuously and strive to be the best in everything we do.

Respect – We care for our people, communities and the environment and show respect for the dignity of the individual.

Inclusiveness – We create an environment that supports, represents, embraces and engages members of diverse groups and identities.

Responsibility – We are accountable – individually and in teams – for our behaviors, actions and results. We keep commitments.

Integrity – Integrity and transparency are critical to our institutional effectiveness. We pursue the highest level of personal, intellectual, academic, financial and operational integrity within the University community.

Ombuds Intake Form

To submit a question or concern, please fill out our Ombuds Intake Form

Ombuds Hand-Off

If you are a faculty and/or staff member looking to refer an individual to our office, please fill out our Ombuds Hand-Off Form


Ombuds Policy Review

If you are a faculty and/or staff member looking to submit a policy for review, please fill out our Ombuds Policy Review Request

2017-2018 Student Handbook 

Click below to access the                                    2017-2018 Student Handbook

Click below to access the                                   Report an Incident Page

Click below to access the                                   University Course Policies Link 


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