Ada Gregory serves as Duke's student ombudsperson by acting as a confidential resource to undergraduate, graduate, and non-school of medicine professional students. In addition, she is the Associate Director of The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University where she develops a variety of KIE programs related to student life and community engagement, runs the DukeEngage in New York program, and facilitates faculty involvement in projects across the Institute’s portfolio.
As an ombuds, Gregory's role is primarily to provide Duke students with a neutral, confidential, and safe environment to listen, discuss concerns and help clarify important issues. She will help identify and refer students to appropriate resources, explain policies and processes, and also neutrally assist in conflict resolution, and offer coaching.
The ombuds does not accept formal complaints or notice for Duke, render formal decisions or offer legal advice. An ombuds cannot alter policy, circumvent administrative procedures, or participate in formal grievance hearings.
Students can contact Ada Gregory using the information below.
If you are not a Duke student, see additional Duke ombuds services here.