Conflict is an integral part of living in community. The University expects its members first to employ honest, direct and civil dialogue as a means of resolving conflict. If, despite this effort, conflict persists, resources exist to help parties resolve disputes.
First- and second-year students in conflict with roommates ordinarily request help from their residential college advisers. When additional assistance is required, students may seek the help of a peer mediator by making a request of their RCA, college dean or director of studies (for first- and second-year students) or Dean Mike Olin (for upperclass students). For information on the peer mediation program, see “Ombuds Office,” below.
The Ombuds Office also offers conflict resolution assistance to students, faculty and staff.
Conflict involving violence, the threat of violence or other breaches of conduct regulations should be reported to the Department of Public Safety at (609) 258-3134.