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.

Announcing OSCR Director

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Erik Wessel will be joining the team at the Office of Student Conflict Resolution as the new Director.

OSCR Director Erik Wessel, D.Ed.

2015-2016 Statement Amendment Process

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty of the University of Michigan:

"The University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (the University) is dedicated to supporting and maintaining a scholarly community. As its central purpose, this community promotes intellectual inquiry through vigorous discourse. Values which undergird this purpose include civility, dignity, diversity, education, equality, freedom, honesty, and safety.  When students choose to accept admission to the University, they accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the University's academic and social community."

Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper

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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