Office of Student Conflict Resolution

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About OSCR

The Office of Student Conflict Resolution is dedicated to assisting the Michigan Community with peaceful conflict resolution.  The links below outline our mission, vision, and foundational resources that shape our practice.

Mission & Vision

Our Work: Build Trust. Promote Justice. Teach Peace.

Foundational Resources that Shape our Practice

Participating in the Conflict Resolution Process

Our conflict resolution pathways, services, and procedures are designed to be student-centered and accessible to all members of our community.  Please review the topic hubs below to learn more about participating in the conflict resolution process.

Responding to a Complaint: Frequently Asked Questions

Requesting an Advisor

Serving as an Advisor

Serving as a Witness

Neglecting to Participate in the Conflict Resolution Process

Restorative Justice

To the extent possible OSCR seeks to embody Restorative Justice in all of its practices. It is one of the underlying philosophies that guide OSCR’s work in Building Trust, Promoting Justice and Teaching Peace.

The social discipline window is divided into four quadrants.  To be restorative, you must provide accountability and support to people who cause harm.

OSCR Research

Under the UM Policy on Sexual Misconduct by Students, OSCR is responsible for facilitating sanctioning processes designed to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects, while supporting the University’s educational mission and Title IX obligations.  This is difficult work.  It’s also important work because students are relying on us to help make things right no matter the outcome of the investigation. 

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Annual Reports

Per the Statement, "Statistical reports of actions taken through the Statement will be published following each academic term. These data will cover the number of complaints and the types of violations, resolutions, and sanctions/interventions." OSCR publishes this and other information related to its work in annual reports and other publications. Please choose a link below to download this information.

FAQs for Parents, Family, Attorneys, and Friends

Experiencing conflict is healthy but can also be confusing or stressful. Students engaged in conflict resolution may wish to have an advisor, attorney, parents, or others provide support. The Statement outlines the role third-parties have in the conflict resolution process.