Conflict Resolution Process: Respondent Checklist
OFFICE OF STUDENT CONFLICT RESOLUTION | UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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I have the right…
...to receive a copy of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities (“The Statement”).
...to ask any questions and to have them answered by a member of the OSCR staff.
...to expect confidentiality to the extent permitted by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and
to waive that confidentiality in writing if I choose. (Please be advised that pursuant to FERPA exceptions some
confidential information may be disclosed without consent, e.g., case of health and safety emergencies.)
…to have an advisor with me during any meetings with OSCR.
…to decline to provide a statement. I understand that statements I do make may become part of my case file.
I understand that…
…if I am a professional student (e.g., Law, Medicine, Dental), OSCR may have an obligation to inform the
school or college. These schools and colleges must certify the fitness and character of their students
and therefore some information may be shared with them. The school or college may choose to set
interim measures during the course of their investigation and may request to handle the incident
through their process and procedures.
…if I have additional questions, I may contact OSCR at (734) 936-6308.
…I will receive important, time-sensitive information from OSCR via email, telephone, and/or postal mail.
I understand that I am responsible for this information, that it is my responsibility to inform OSCR of
any change in my local address or phone number, and that failure to do so may result in OSCR
correspondence being sent to my permanent address on file at the Registrar’s Office.
REVIEW OF COMPLAINT
…I have had the opportunity to review the complaint submitted in this case.
…I can identify my preferred pathway for resolving this complaint, which may be either Alternative Conflict
Resolution (“ACR”) or Formal Conflict Resolution (“FCR”).
…I understand that I may review my entire case file with reasonable advance notice to OSCR.
ALTERNATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION (“ACR”)
I understand that…
…OSCR offers multiple ACR options, including Conflict Coaching, Facilitated Dialogue, Restorative Justice Circles,
Shuttle Negotiation, and Social Justice Mediation.
...all parties must freely agree to participate in order for ACR to be available.
…successful resolution using ACR does not result in a disciplinary record for the Disputant.
…in some cases, ACR may not be an option due to the nature of the conflict or the allegations.
…if ACR is unsuccessful, my case may be referred to the Formal Conflict Resolution (“FCR”) process.
FORMAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION (“FCR”)
I understand that…
…I have the option of submitting a document containing my perspective on the conflict to OSCR.
… all documents related to my case, including those I submit, may be reviewed by the Complainant.
…if I choose not to participate in the resolution process, my case may be forwarded to a Resolution Officer
Arbitration with or without my participation.
When I meet with my Resolution Coordinator…
…I am not required to make any statements, but if I do, statements I make may be considered during any part of
the FCR process.
…I have the right to know potential sanctions and to consult with an advisor before coming to an agreement in
the FCR process (accepting responsibility).
…The RC will keep all disciplinary records confidential to the extent permitted by law.
If I choose to pursue an Agreement…
…I understand that resolution by “Agreement” (or to “accept responsibility”) means the parties are in general
agreement about what happened and how to resolve the conflict and restore the community.
…I understand that Agreements are subject to the approval of the Resolution Coordinator.
… if I choose to enter into an Agreement, I will not then be able to appeal the outcome of the Agreement.
If I choose to pursue Arbitration…
…I understand that this means the Respondent does not agree with the complainant(s) about what happened
and/ or how to best handle the situation.
… I will have the option of attending a pre-Arbitration meeting to learn more about my rights and responsibilities
during the Arbitration process. That said, I understand that the Arbitration may proceed with or without my
…I will have the option of identifying my preferred Arbiter (e.g., a Resolution Officer or a Student Panel) to
arbitrate the dispute.
...I may be able to appeal the outcome of the Arbitration on certain grounds as outlined in the Statement.
...I am interested in pursuing Alternative Conflict Resolution and request a meeting with a Resolution
Coordinator to further discuss my options.
…I am NOT interested in pursuing Alternative Conflict Resolution or Alternative Conflict Resolution is not an
option for my case. I am interested in pursuing Agreement or Arbitration through Formal Conflict Resolution
and request a meeting with a Resolution Coordinator to further discuss my options.
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Next appointment date/time/RC:
Office of Student Conflict Resolution
G-121 South Quadrangle | 600 East Madison | Ann Arbor, MI 48103
fax: (734) 615-8826 | phone: (734) 936-6308 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.oscr.umich.edu