The University of Toledo Campus Mediation Services
Mediation services provided by
The UT Center For Mediation & Legal Rights
and The University of Toledo College of Law
In an effort to resolve student disputes at the University of Toledo, the Department of Undergraduate Legal Specialties and the University of Toledo College of Law have partnered to establish Campus Mediation Services (CMS) through the UT Center for Mediation & Legal Rights (The Center). The purpose of CMS is to give students an opportunity to mediate (cooperatively resolve) personal, roommate, housing disputes, and Student Code of Conduct disputes. Trained mediators will mediate cases referred to CMS from sources such as, UT’s Student Legal Services, UT’s Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Greek Life, and UT’s Office of Residence Life.
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a process conducted by an impartial third party called a mediator. The mediator helps the parties communicate and find a solution to their disputes. However, the mediator has no authority to impose a settlement. The Center will provide mediation for:
CMS offers mediation services to currently-enrolled UT students. Trained mediators will mediate student disputes at The UT Center for Mediation & Legal Rights in the College of Health Science and Human Service building (HH 1421) and at the University of Toledo College of Law Legal Clinic, both on UT’s Bancroft Campus.
ELIGIBILITYAny currently-enrolled student of The University of Toledo is eligible for mediation services. However, priority will be given to cases referred to CMS from UT’s Student Legal Services, and UT’s Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Greek Life.
Mediation is a voluntary process. The parties are not required to reach an agreement and are free to terminate the process at any time.
All mediations are provided free of charge.
Mediations are confidential. Information on the mediation will not be given to anyone without the student’s written permission, unless required by law.
CAMPUS MEDIATION SERVICES
Campus Mediation Services will mediate personal, roommate, housing, or Student Code of Conduct disputes for currently-enrolled UT students. Cases may be referred to The Center from UT’s Student Legal Services, the UT Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Greek Life and UT’s Office of Residence Life. Trained mediators will mediate these student disputes.
Mediations are scheduled by appointment only. The mediation appointment time will vary depending on the issues involved and mediator availability. A convenient mediation time will be scheduled, generally within 48 hours of the referral.
For more information regarding scheduling or to make a referral, please contact Diana Sharp, Legal Clinic Secretary at (419)530-4236 or by e-mail at Diana.Sharp@utoledo.edu.
Mediations will be held at The UT Center for Mediation & Legal Rights in the College of Health Science and Human Service building (HH 1421) and at the University of Toledo College of Law Legal Clinic. Both locations are on UT’s Bancroft Campus
For more information on The UT Center for Mediation & Legal Rights or on student mediations contact UT Professor Kathleen Reed at 419-530-7746 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UT Center for Mediation & Legal Rights
is sponsored by:
The University of Toledo
Undergraduate Legal Specialties Department
and the Paralegal Studies Program
With grant support from:
UT’s Center for Teaching and Learning,
UT’s Office of Service-Learning &
Community Engagement, and
The McQuade Endowment