Mediation is one of several alternative dispute resolution processes available to University of West Florida students, faculty and staff. It is a collaborative process that empowers disputing parties to create mutually satisfying solutions to disputes between them. The mediation process is facilitated by a trained mediator who works from a position of neutrality to assist disputing parties without making decisions, conducting investigations, giving legal advice or taking sides. Through the mediation process, individuals are encouraged to identify and present their needs, clarify underlying issues from their perspectives, collaboratively explore possible solutions, negotiate final resolutions or agreements and preserve valuable relationships.
The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination toward employees, applicants, and students with respect to race, color, religion, age, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, veteran status, and sexual orientation.
Please view a video provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs that describes the mediation process
For more information, please call (850) 474-2694