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
- 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.