The Ombuds office offers free and confidential consultation about campus-related problems or concerns for students, faculty, and staff at Appalachian State University. At the Ombuds office, you may discuss your situation and consider you path forward with a neutral person who can help you gain perspective, offer resources, and identify your options for resolving your issue. Examples of issues you may want assistance with include experiences of unfair conduct, challenges with key relationships, issues with someone being inappropriate, and difficulties with academic policies. For more information go to