Faculty Ombuds Office

COVID-19 Impact:  The Faculty & Staff Ombuds Office is open to help empower employees, connect them to resources and coach them through conflicts. Meetings by phone and by virtual format are available. Not sure where to turn – Go Ombuds!

Call the ombuds direct for more information – 919-515-7685

A picture of Roy Baroff outdoors, smiling at the camera.

Greetings NC State Faculty!

I’m Roy Baroff your NC State Faculty Ombuds (Certified Organizational Ombuds Practitioner®)(he/him). I have 30 years experience in the conflict resolution field as a mediator and attorney and 7 years serving as the faculty ombuds. I’ve now met and talked with faculty members from across the university and I’m pleased to bring this experience to the  Faculty Ombuds Office.  For detailed information – Meet the Ombuds.

Want to meet the ombuds – schedule a meeting. At this time, Roy will come to you virtually whether its a 10 minute hello or a more in-depth presentation. He’ll come to your department, program, unit, division (you name it!) to provide information about ombuds services.

Give Roy a call 919-515-7685 or send an email – rjbaroff@ncsu.edu – to set this up.

According to the International Ombuds Association, in today’s workplace of
accelerated change, the organizational ombuds is your trusted navigator.


  • The ombuds empowers people and the university to reach their full potential. 
  • The ombuds engages with people and the university to help inform critical decisions.
  • The ombuds helps people build and strengthen relationships across the university.
  • The ombuds surveys the university terrain, monitors trends and promotes fair process.

Here’s an IOA Ombuds brochure.

The faculty ombuds office is independent, impartial, informal and confidential. Here’s a description of the ombuds role that is provided to every visitor to the office. The office operates pursuant to Standards and Ethics from the International Ombuds Association – the IOA Code of Ethics and IOA Standards of Practice.

Learn more about our Principles & Practices or seek answers to common questions. – FAQ
Contact the NC State Faculty Ombuds for more information, to discuss an issue or situation confidentially, or to set up an appointment. Here’s a link if you are a student or want to contact Student Ombuds Services.

Provide Feedback to the Faculty Ombuds Office.

If you are not sure where to go for help – GO OMBUDS !

Check out this short video from the International Ombuds Association (2 minutes) explaining the role of today’s ombuds:

Contacting the NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds Office or the Faculty & Staff Ombuds is not notice to NC State of any issue, complaint, grievance or claim.