Mediation is an informal process in which a neutral third party, a mediator, helps two or more disputing individuals reach a mutually satisfactory solution to their differences. All parties must agree to participate in mediation and work with the mediator in constructing solutions to their differences. The mediator hears all sides of the problem and facilitates the conversation, whereby the disputing parties work to construct their own solutions to their differences. The mediator has no authority to impose a resolution on the parties, nor can the parties be forced to enter into mediation to reach an agreement.
Mediation is a fair and efficient process to resolving disputes among individuals and is less time consuming than participating in the University's conduct process or any legal process off campus. If there is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct, mediation may be used in lieu of initiating formal charges through the Office of Student Conduct. In addition mediation is:
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