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Mediation

Student Legal Services also provides a mediation service for WVU students. This service provides disputants with a neutral third party, a mediator, to help resolve disputes in a reasonable manner. Students who are interested in student mediation should contact our office.

What is mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary settlement process in which neutral third party, called a mediator, guides the disputants to a reasonable resolution of their dispute by helping them:

  • Focus on their needs
  • Explore alternatives
  • Resolve legal issues
  • Negotiate agreements
  • Prepare for the future

What are the advantages of mediation?

When mediation is successful, everyone feels good about the outcome. In mediation:

  • Everything is confidential
  • You save time and money (mediation is free to all eligible WVU students)
  • You make the decisions that will affect your life
  • Everyone walks away a winner 
  • It helps build relationships

What types of disputes can be mediated?

Any dispute can be resolved through mediation. Mediation has been successful in settling disputes with:

  • Neighbors or roommates
  • Landlords
  • Family members
  • Merchants and businesses
  • Many others

Do you think mediation could be right for you?

Please call (304) 293-4897 for more information. Our staff is committed to helping you make your mediation successful.