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 theirs.
- 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.
- 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 for mediation.
- 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.
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 and non-negotiable
Contact the current Student Ombuds, Lyndi Sorensen, at 863-7237 or visit SC 107.