Ombudsperson

The ombudsperson in graduate studies assists graduate students in the Dietrich School to resolve conflicts and issues that arise in the course of their graduate education and that the student believes have not or cannot be addressed within their academic department.  The ombudsperson can help mediate conflicts and provides information about institutional policies related to the student’s issues, including the university’s grievance procedures. The ombudsperson directs students to further resources on campus as appropriate. The ombudsperson for the Dietrich School Graduate Studies Office is Philippa Carter, who also serves as director of diversity initiatives and academic affairs. Ms. Carter can be contacted at pkc3@pitt.edu or 412-624-6096.