Oregon Administrative Rules 574-032-0130
Campus Student Conduct Program, Western Oregon University
The Campus Student Conduct Program at Western Oregon University places confidence in the process of Mediation as a preventative and educational method of intervention for Student misconduct... In some of these cases, Mediation may be used as a diversion or as a sanction in the form of victim/offender reconciliation (with the exception of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct cases). The nature of a case involving a Victim and an offender necessitates a modification of the way Mediation traditionally is structured. In Victim/offender Mediations, participation by the Charged Student may not be voluntary, the mediated agreement may not be confidential, and the mediated agreement may become binding for the Charged Student.
(a) Use of Mediation in the Absence of Charges. Disputants not charged with a violation of the Code may use Mediation at any time by making a request for Mediation services at the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Office of Student Conduct. This includes Victim/offender Mediation in which the Victim declines to file a complaint and the Office of Student Conduct does not pursue the allegations;