October 20: Fairness Day

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Ever felt that you were not graded fairly in your courses? Or felt that you were not treated fairly by your professors or peers? Do you feel you were not given a fair chance to share your side of the story in a conflict? 
Being treated fairly is critical in preserving the integrity of university processes and procedures, as it directly affects the experience of students and all members of the university community.

The Office of the Student Ombuds (OSO) is a team of six ombudspersons (om.buhdz.pur.suhn - noun) who advocate for fairness. To help promote a fuller understanding of fairness, the OSO will celebrate its 6th annual Fairness Day on Wednesday, October 20 with activities to help you learn about Fairness.

October 20: Ask an Ombuds - Live Chat

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM via Zoom (Meeting ID: 956 6742 5857, Passcode: 462018).
Join us in a live chat to ask your questions about fairness. 

Unable to attend this session? Submit your questions beforehand using this google form link. Answers to submitted questions will be shared on this webpage and on DOS Instagram.


It's All About Fairness

  • Procedural Fairness - Accessing prompt and unbiased assessment and having the opportunity to respond
  • Substantive Fairness - Applying regulations consistently with comprehensive explanation of decisions
  • Relational Fairness - Treating all individuals respectfully
  • Equitable Fairness - Striving for inclusive decision processes