LSU University Ombuds Office
The LSU University Ombuds Office is a confidential, impartial, independent, and informal process for faculty, staff, medical residents, and graduate and undergraduate students to seek assistance and guidance to resolve barriers to productivity and to increase the quality of their experience at LSU. The Ombuds encourages fairness and equity through issue resolution, communication and outreach, and systemic change and issue prevention identification. Through its mission, the University Ombuds Office helps to further LSU’s commitment to pursuing educational excellence.
"No one can know where they are going unless they know exactly where they have been and exactly how they arrived at their present place."
The University Ombuds Office serves all campuses
- Baton Rouge
- LSU Health New Orleans
- LSU Health Shreveport
- Pennington Biomedical
The LSU University Ombuds Office is an LSU designated confidential space, and, as such, the Ombuds practitioners are not mandatory reporters under LSU polices including, but not limited to PM 73, PM 55, and Titles II, VI, VII, and IX.
Telephone, Zoom, and In-Person Meetings are Available.
To make an appointment, contact:
University Ombuds serves all campuses.
Retha Niedecken, JD, CO-OP®
Associate Ombuds serves LSU Health New Orleans and LSU Health Shreveport
Michael Brochu, PhD