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About Student Mediation Services

Students encounter a variety of new experiences while studying for a degree in higher education. These new experiences and opportunities, however, may present challenges that can generate issues between two people or groups of people. If these conflicts aren't addressed, these problems can damage relationships, friendships and opportunities. Nova Southeastern University's Student Mediation Services (SMS) offer dispute- and conflict-resolution assistance for a variety of situations including  individual, interpersonal, roommates, and work groups issues as well as problems arising in student clubs and organizations.

Our Mission

To offer NSU students and student clubs and organizations a forum for constructive conflict resolution, including formal mediation services and resolution strategies and skills development, in an informal and confidential setting

Student Mediation Services Provides

  • A safe, fair, and confidential setting for conflict resolution assistance and skills development.
  • A formal mediation process facilitated by trained, knowledgeable, and neutral third-party conflict resolution specialists.
  • An opportunity for trained volunteer students to gain hands-on experience.
  • A forum to educate students on the value of constructive dispute resolution that promotes peace in their lives and in the campus community.

These services are provided by the Division of Student Affairs and supported by the SHSS Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

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