Every attempt should be made to resolve conflicts without formal conduct action. This informal resolution can hopefully be accomplished by students critically examining their behaviors and making the adjustments necessary to become a positive influence in the University community. To assist in the informal resolution of conflicts, a formal Mediation Services program exists through the Dean of Students Office designed to allow students to resolve conflicts with the assistance of a neutral third party. Mediation may be an alternative available for students seeking to resolve a conflict yet does not replace the Student Conduct Process. The University reserves the right to refer a case to Mediation Services. Mediation is not available for situations involving a possible violation of the Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention and Response Policy.