Ombuds Office

Contact the Ombuds Office

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Ombuds Office at Chico State. With the recent retirement of our Ombuds, the office is currently closed.  A variety of resources continue to be available to support students, faculty, and staff, please see below for more information.

Sexual Harassment

If you believe you have been a victim of harassment or sexual violence, please seek information and help through the Title IX Office at 530-898-4949 or Safe Place at 530-898-3030.  Learn more about Title IX.

Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities

If you are a student in need of help resolving a complaint with faculty, staff, or administration, please seek assistance through Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities at

Wellcat Counseling Center

If you are a student in need of emotional support, the Wellcat Counseling Center is committed to your wellbeing.  Additional information regarding Wellcat Counseling Services can be found at

Employee Assistance Program

LifeMatters by Emphathia is available 24/7 to offer emotional support to employees and their dependents.  Telephonic or video counseling is available, using most smartphones, tablets and computers with a camera.  Call 1-800-367-7474 or go to (password: csuchico) for assistance.

Collective Bargaining

If you are a staff member in need of help with collective bargaining agreements or advice on grievances regarding management, complaints, contractual matters, or disciplinary issues, please seek through the office of Labor Relations, 530-898-4949.  Learn more about the complaint process.

If you are a faculty member or teaching associate, graduate assistant, or instructional student assistant in need of help with your respective collective bargaining agreement or advice on grievances, complaints, contractual matters or disciplinary issues or have questions regarding an Executive Order or Executive Memorandum, please seek help through Academic Labor Relations in the office of Academic Personnel, 530-898-5029;  Learn more about academic labor relations.