Office of Student Conflict Resolution

Recognizing that individuals have differing needs and interests when approaching conflict, and in appreciation for the complexity and uniqueness of conflicts that require sophisticated approaches, OSCR offers a spectrum of services that may be tailored to meet individual circumstances.

Restorative Justice Circles


Restorative Justice Circles (“Circles”) provide an opportunity for community members to come together to address harmful behavior in a process that explores harms and needs, obligations, and necessary engagement. 

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Social Justice Mediation

Social Justice Mediation provides a safe and confidential space for parties in conflict to:

  • Talk privately about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the conflict.
  • Surface issues related to social identity that could be contributing to the conflict.
  • Consider what actions could meaningfully resolve the conflict.
  • Explore the possibility of reaching a mutually agreeable solution to the conflict.
  • Negotiate an agreement that resolves the dispute.
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Facilitated Dialogue

Facilitated Dialogue is a structured conversation between two or more parties involved in a conflict (“Disputants”).

Conflict Coaching

Conflict Coaching is a one‐on‐one consultation process designed to assess and develop an individual’s communication skills and conflict management strategies.

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