What is mediation?
Mediation is set up to assist two or more parties in finding resolve to conflicts
through the use of a neutral third party. The third party facilitates discussion between
the dissenting parties and helps them brainstorm solutions and find resolve to their
dispute. Mediation is often a great alternative to formal action and provides all
parties with a sense of ownership and resolve.
Advantages of Mediation:
- Provides better communication between dissenting parties.
- You decide on the solutions to your conflict as opposed to a judge or arbitrator imposing
- Mediation helps end problems, not relationships.
- Participants in mediation report higher satisfaction rates than people who go to court.
- Mediation is free for UVU students.
The Mediation Process:
- Visit JADR in SC 107 and fill out the necessary "Mediation Request Form."
- You will also be asked to sign an "Agreement to Mediate Form."
- A time is set up, usually two hours in length, and confirmed by both parties to meet
- Prior to the mediation session, both parties agree to abide by the set mediation rules.
- Following the mediation session, a detailed description of the agreement will be outlined
and signed by both parties.
Contract of Confidentiality:
All conversations with the Ombuds are confidential. The Ombuds will not disclose any
part of your conversation without your prior permission and no records are kept regarding
your complaints. If a matter becomes a formal action you cannot request the Ombuds
to advocate against, for, or in support of any position. This contract is absolute