The Office of Equal Opportunity offers mediation as a safe and confidential alternative to traditional investigative and legal processes. Mediation is an informal process in which a third party facilitates a resolution by helping two parties explore and reconcile their differences. The mediator does not issue findings or a decision about who is right and who is wrong.
The University will cover the cost of mediation if a representative of the Provost's Office approves, even if the mediation is unsuccessful. In practice, most mediations take less than a day. Contact us with your concerns and we can walk you through your options, including the mediation process.
You can find more about mediation in the faculty handbook, and on the provost’s office’s website.