Mediation through the Office of Judicial Affairs is an outreach program for students, groups, and student organizations when they are in conflict with others. Working through conflict is never an easy process, but it allows for personal growth and healthy discourse with individuals and groups. We value the process and the desire to come to a mutually beneficial conclusion to conflict. Mediations can be performed by the Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs and by Community Assistants in the residence halls.
All Community Assistants are trained on how to mediate conflict so they can work with residents to resolve issues. During their training, Community Assistants learn the skills of mediation and implement them in various training scenarios. Please contact your Community Assistant or the Office of Judicial Affairs if you and another student or your group/organization need to schedule a mediation.
It is important to note that the Office of Residence Life often utilizes the mediation process to work through room disputes prior to a room move if possible.
A form to request a mediation is found on the Judicial Affairs page. We are happy to help students resolve conflicts which may be occurring in the residence halls, within an organization, team or any other campus setting.
Judicial Affairs also provides the opportunity for students to receive training in mediation. If you are interested in receiving training on how to mediate conflict, please contact the Office of Judicial Affairs at 814-393-1918. Students who complete the training are provided a completion certificate.
Tyler R. Kitzmiller, Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs
260 Gemmell Student Center
Clarion, PA 16214-1232
Office: +1 814-393-1918
Fax: +1 814-393-2707