Peer Mediation         

    (Conflict Resolution)


    The Peer Mediation program is designed to have students working with students to resolve issues and conflicts. The mediation program is voluntary and students choose to work with mediators. Peer Mediators are students who have expressed an interest in being trained to help their classmates resolve conflicts. Peer mediators are self-nominated or referred by a faculty member. The Peer Mediators are trained to help the disputants identify the problem and to re-state the problem in terms of personal feelings so that the disputants come to understand each others points of view. Peer Leaders are trained to be impartial listeners. The mediation process helps students develop critical thinking skills and encourages students to analyze conflict and to think creatively about resolution.