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Conflict Resolution Services

Conflict Coaching

Students may be required to complete a one hour conflict coaching session with the Conflict Resolution Services (CRS) staff. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of one's own conflict style and how to best approach conflict situations in the future. The content of your meeting will remain confidential, but the CRS staff member will notify Student Conduct about the successful completion of this outcome.

Once the conflict coaching session is completed, students will complete a reflection essay addressing the following issues:

  • What did you learn about your conflict management skills as a result of this session?
  • How do the skills you learned in this session relate to the behavior for which you were found responsible?
  • How can you utilize the skills discussed in this session in the future?
Community Education Meme

This outcome serves as an opportunity to create DU Campus Meme on a designated topic. This Meme may be posted to the DU Meme Facebook page or used for other educational purposes. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of the topic assigned and to educate other students on this topic as well. The Meme will be submitted for approval prior to posting it on Facebook. The Meme must remain publicly posted for a period of at least two weeks. The Meme is not to be used to justify the student's behavior or to evaluate the actions of others.

Mediation Session

Students referred to a mediation session with meet with a trained mediator and another involved party to discuss the actions that took place in the incident. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of how one's actions impacted the other people involved. Prior to the formal Mediation Session, the participant will complete a one-on-one meeting with a mediator in Conflict Resolution Services (CRS) to assure that moving forward with a Mediation Session is appropriate.

RJC Reflection Paper

This outcome serves as an opportunity to write a paper reflecting on the student’s behavior during the incident which prompted this outcome, how that behavior impacts the DU community, and the student’s experience with the Restorative Justice Conference (RJC). The purpose of this outcome is for the student to gain a better understanding of the importance of community expectations and how an individual’s behavior impacts those around them.

General items to be included in a student's response include:

  • How do the Student Conduct Policies outlined in the Honor Code serve a community?
  • How was your behavior during the incident inconsistent with DU's Student Conduct Policies?
  • During the RJC, you were able to hear directly from several individuals who were directly impacted by your actions in this incident. What was your reaction to their responses?
  • Thinking about the incident that prompted this outcome, if you were in a similar situation in the future, how would your behavior be similar and/or different? Why?
  • How do you think this incident has impacted your college career? What impact do you think it could have post-graduation?
  • How was your RJC experience? What surprised you? How did you feel?
  • What is the most important thing you have learned from this experience?
Serve as a RJC Community Member

This outcome serves as an opportunity to participate in at least one Restorative Justice Conference (RJC) as a community member. The purpose of this outcome is for the student to help give back to the community and to better understand an individual's role in a community.

"Sharing Your Story" Program Facilitation
This outcome provides an opportunity for a student to share their story surrounding the incident and process they have gone through since with a specified group (e.g., athletic team, residence hall floor-mate, etc.). The purpose of this outcome is to educate others familiar with the student regarding their experiences and possibly restore any harm done to the community. This program must be presented in conjunction with appropriate University officials/staff.

Once the student facilitates the program, they must write a paper reflecting on the following:
  • Reflect on the information you gathered to develop this program. Write a summary of the information presented. Is this new information to you?
  • How does this information relate to the policy violations that you have been found responsible for in the incident that prompted this outcome?
  • If placed in a similar situation to the one that led to this outcome, how would your actions be similar or different? Why?
  • What is the most important thing you have learned from this experience?
Thank You Letter
This outcome serves as an opportunity to write a letter of thanks to a particular individual for the actions they took to be helpful in the incident in which the student was involved. The letter should reflect an understanding of the inappropriateness of the student's behavior, the impact it had on the letter's recipient, and their appreciation for the constructive action taken by the recipient. Please note that the letter will be reviewed by Student Conduct staff prior to being forwarded to the recipient.