Following receipt of a complaint or report, the Resolution Center may propose resolving allegations against a respondent through an Alternative Resolution Process. Examples of Alternative Resolution Processes include mediation, facilitated dialogue, conflict coaching, and restorative justice. Participation in an Alternative Resolution Process must be mutually agreed upon and voluntary for all parties and may or may not result in agreement or resolution.
If resolution is reached through an Alternative Resolution Process, the situation is considered resolved. Agreements are binding and not subject to appeal. Failure to abide by the agreement may result in disciplinary action.
If resolution is not achieved, allegations against the respondent will be resolved through one of the conduct processes listed in the Student Code of Conduct.
The nature of some conflicts, including those involving violence or sexual misconduct, are not appropriate or permitted through Alternative Resolution Processes. The use of Alternative Resolution Processes as an appropriate method of resolution is at the discretion of the Resolution Center, based on the facts and circumstances of the case.