CAMPUS DISPUTE
ASSISTANCE SERVICES

The University Ombuds Office serves as a resource center for a variety of university services of consultation, conciliation, negotiation, conflict assistance and mediation.  Through this office, referrals can be made to a number of offices and faculty or staff persons involved in the Campus Dispute Assistance Services (CDAS).  Training opportunities are available and taught by CDAS members.

Prevention Services

  • Assistance in policy and program development
  • Consultation and instruction in conflict management
  • Team building and development
  • Referral to campus and community resources

Intervention Services

  • Neutral, safe consultation regarding grievances
  • Facilitation of decision making
  • Mediation
  • Assistance with problem development, policy interpretation, and problem-solving strategies
  • Instruction and training in various forms of neutral intervention
  • Referral to campus and community resources

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