Our Office

Contact Us

Buchanan Hall Suite D170

Tel: (703)993-6596

If you call and we are unable to answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number only. We’ll contact you as soon as possible.

Our regular hours of walk-in availability are:

Monday through Friday

  • 10:00 am to 12:00pm
  • 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Except for published University holidays and times the office is closed due to programming or urgent situations.

We are available at other times of the day and week by appointment only. Please see our Calendly page to schedule an appointment.


Disclaimer: The Office of the University Ombudsperson is not an agent of the University authorized to receive notice of claims, complaints, or grievances against the University unless specifically and expressly required by law. The Office is a confidential resource; please do not communicate confidential information by email or voicemail. Retaliation against anyone for consulting with the Office or against the Ombuds for actions within the scope of their duties as described in the Charter is prohibited.

Call 911 for emergencies

The Ombuds Office does not provide emergency services. If you have a situation or emergency you believe needs immediate attention, please call 911 or contact one of the following:

Mason Police and Public Safety: (703) 993-2810

TDD/TTY Police and Public Safety: 703-993-2817

Crime Solvers Anonymous Tip Hotline: 703-993-4111

Mental Health Hotlines via Counseling and Psychological Services



Our Team

Kimberly Jackson Davidson is wearing a black and red outfit in front of a black background.

University Ombudsperson - Kimberly Jackson Davidson

Kimberly Jackson Davidson joined George Mason University in February of 2022 as the University Ombudsperson.

Davidson’s primary practices rest on the foundations of social justice mediation, conflict management coaching, reflective structured dialogue, and nonviolent communication, among other strategies. Her experience includes in-depth studies in multiple conflict transformation and interpersonal communication modalities. She is passionate about introducing awareness of the frameworks and practices for transforming conflict and believes this awareness-building nurtures individuals' capacity to be better prepared to navigate internal, interpersonal, and systemic conflict successfully.

Davidson earned a B.A. in English Literature from Spelman College in 1986 and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in African Literature in 1991. She is active within the International Ombuds Association (IOA), the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds (CCCUO), and the Ombuds Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).

For additional detail, take a look at her profile on the University President's Council.

Program Coordinator - Sarah A Atif

More information coming soon