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Conflict Resolution

Our staff offer a number of resources for students who are looking for guidance when it comes to navigating conflict in their lives. Any enrolled student may reach out to our office to solicit support in dealing with a conflict. Examples of conflicts that we’ve worked with students around in the past have been:

  • Navigating roommate and room responsibility dynamics
  • Resolving student organization conflicts 
  • Mediating residence hall dynamics 
  • Coaching students on strategies for academic group projects

There are many formats that conflict resolution can take.  We can consult with students about any of the following options, all of which are informed by our Restorative Justice philosophy and practices:

  • Conflict Coaching - If you want advice from a trusted third party on ways to resolve the conflict, then a Resolution Coordinator could help you build techniques to resolve conflict in an amicable way.

  • Facilitated Dialogue - If two parties want a trusted third party to help have a conversation to reach greater understanding, then a Resolution Coordinator could facilitate this.

  • Mediation - If two parties in a conflict want to reach an agreement, a Resolution Coordinator can help facilitate this process.

  • Restorative Justice Practices - If a party has been harmed by the actions of another, a Resolution Coordinator can facilitate a conversation between the involved parties to develop a plan wherein the person(s) at fault can remedy the harm done to the harmed party and the community.

  • Shuttle Diplomacy - If two parties in a conflict need to have a resolution, but do not want to interact, a Resolution Coordinator can meet with both parties separately, moving between them, until a mutually satisfactory resolution can be reached.

If you are interested in exploring these options or scheduling an appointment to speak with someone from our office about any conflict or any of these resolution pathways, please send an email to SRR@lclark.edu. 

If you are seeking assistance with a conflict that may involve sexual misconduct or a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, you may consider submitting a report here. 

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