Engaged Opportunity Grants

Campus Mediation Program

Providing students with the training and problem-solving skills to take a lead role in mediating campus disputes.

The Cornell University Office of Judicial Administration, which oversees the campus judicial system, has partnered with the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution to create the first formal student mediation program at Cornell. Students take a three-credit course, where they learn a variety of alternative problem-solving methods, and — through repeated practice and reflection — build the skills necessary to manage future conflict situations. This training enables students to take a lead role in mediating appropriate campus disputes, which they do as part of the course, making this curriculum unique among American universities and law schools. The benefits of a student mediation program extend beyond individual interactions. In fact, the use of a facilitated dialogue process has the potential to increase the understanding of equity, dignity and respect throughout the Cornell community.

Grant category: Student Leadership

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Engaged Opportunity Grants

Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

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