Office of Student Conflict Resolution

Student Conflict Resolution Advisory Board - Applications Due October 13, 2017

The Student Conflict Resolution Advisory Board is a joint-advisory board with Housing Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (HSCR) and the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR).  The Advisory Board provides advice and input to HSCR / OSCR staff members regarding student conflict, student conduct, organizational decisions, and outreach activities.  The Board also provides students with a unique opportunity to learn and influence the processes that HSCR / OSCR utilize in managing conflict, including conflict coaching, facilitated dialogue, and mediation.  

Tips for Resolving Academic Conflicts

Academic conflicts can be stressful and overwhelming for U of M students. It can be difficult to get these conflicts resolved independently while trying to keep up on reading, writing papers, and studying for exams. Fortunately, there are resources provided by OSCR that can help you resolve academic conflicts in a peaceful and socially just way. Some academic conflicts involve grade disputes with a professor. These can be challenging to experience on your own. OSCR does not handle grade disputes- these are handled by the Office of the Ombuds.

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University of Michigan Policy & Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct & Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence

The University of Michigan (University) supports its educational mission by fostering a community based on civility, dignity, diversity, inclusivity, education, equality, freedom, honesty, and safety. Consistent with these values, the University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any of its education or employment programs and activities.

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Four Things to Keep in Mind during a Disagreement

Both you and the other person should be respectful and feel respected at all times during an argument. If you can feel the tension rising in the room (e.g. escalated voices, inappropriate language) use your words to bring attention to this. It might be more constructive to walk away and return to the issue at a later time.