Conflict Resolution at RIT

The Center for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution provides conflict resolution services such as staff-facilitated dialogue, mediation, and conflict coaching. These services can be accessed for a variety of types of conflicts that students face in their daily lives.

All persons personally and directly impacted by the conflict must agree to attempt resolution through any of the Conflict Resolution services. Participation in these services is voluntary and may or may not result in an agreement or resolution. 

Cases involving Code of Conduct violations, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence, or other serious violence may not be eligible for Conflict Resolution services at the discretion of the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee. When a case is deemed ineligible for Conflict Resolution services, the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee will meet with the student to discuss resources and referrals they can explore to resolve their situation.

Conflict Resolution Resources

There are different types of conflict, and there are multiple resources available on campus to help you navigate and resolve those conflicts when they arise.

The Center for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution helps students work through conflict by providing:


Informal facilitated mediation meetings conducted by trained conflict advocates


Conflict coaching to listen and understand your situation, and to discuss ideas, suggestions, and pathways that you can utilize to resolve the conflict on your own


Conflict resolution training to teams, student organizations, and clubs on campus.

Although all are welcome to reach out for assistance, we may refer students to alternative resources that best fits their needs.

To request assistance from The Center for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, please fill out and submit the Conflict Mediation Resolution Form.

Additional On-campus Resources

The Ombuds Office provides assistance to those who have concerns arising from or affecting their work and studies at RIT.

  • The Ombuds Office provides informal facilitated mediation/discussions with the goal of seeking resolution, reconciliation, or managing disputes 
  • RIT is not aware of the mediation/conflict
  • The Ombuds Office is a confidential resource on campus
  • To contact the Ombuds Office, email: ombudsask@rit.edu

Residence Life is a great resource for conflict experienced by students who live in on-campus residence halls and apartments. Residence Life supports conflict regarding:

  • Roommates, other members in your residential community, or Special Interest House matters
  • Please contact your RA, Residence Coordinator, or Area Director so they may help identify and communicate their needs and interests in the hope of reaching a mutually satisfactory agreement.
  • Email residencelife@rit.edu

Women and Gender provides consultation and referrals for a variety of topics including but not limited to relationship concerns and gender-related concerns. Email ritwom@rit.edu.