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Mediation is an informal but structured process where individuals involved in a dispute come together to resolve a misunderstanding or conflict.

What are the Benefits of Mediation?

  1. Those involved work together to create solutions to the current dispute and design strategies to move forward in the relationship in a positive and peaceful manner

  2. Mediation sessions provide a supportive, respectful, and positive atmosphere for individuals to express their point of view

  3. A neutral third party (a mediator) is present to assist those involved in a dispute maintain positive communication, focus on the goals of the sessions, and support the process of resolution

What is the Role of the Mediator?

  • The mediator is a neutral facilitator of the mediation session

  • The mediator assists those involved to hear and understand each other person's issues and feelings associated with the situation

  • The mediator assists in crafting a solution which meets both parties satisfaction

  • The mediator does not make a decision between who is right or wrong in the dispute

What is Cost to Schedule a Mediation Session?

It is free – no cost to UCF Students!

Who Can Request a Mediation Session?

Any currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate student can request a mediation session. This includes UCF students enrolled at Regional Campus and at the UCF College of Medicine. Non-UCF students should investigate Mediation Services through one's own investigations (Recommend searching on-line using key word Mediation Services)

What if I Want Mediation and the Other Person Does Not?

Then a mediation session cannot occur. Participation in a mediation session is voluntary. We would recommend scheduling a one-on-one coaching session to assist in processing when involved in such a situation. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Examples of When Mediation Could Help a Situation

  • Roommates who are having difficulty coming to an agreement regarding visitors on the weekend

  • Roommates who are having difficulty establishing boundaries in regards to personal property (borrowing clothes, borrowing money)

  • Roommates who are having trouble being accountable (paying of bills on time, cleaning, etc.)

  • Students involved in a group project and someone is not taking care of their portion of the assignment or the group is having difficulty effectively communicating with each other regarding the successful completion of the assignment

  • A student who holds a leadership position within a student organization and is having difficulty getting members of a committee to meet goals and expectations

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