The team is committed to providing healing to those who choose to use this process. Based on a restorative justice model, we acknowledge that this is founded in Indigenous ways of healing and aim to bring a sense of resolution to a person who has experienced harm in our community.
Campus Climate & Incident Response Team uses an informal process to address incidents. In this framework the areas that would most be used by this body are:
- Conflict Coaching
- Facilitated Dialogue
- Restorative Practices
The incident resolutions within this body are designed to address the identified harm, identify ways that individuals and/or the community have been harmed, and develop a resolution agreement to address the harm and prevent future incidents
Participation is voluntary for all involved parties (reporting party, respondent, witnesses etc.)
Process should be initiated by the person who was targeted or witnessed the incident
Participants who choose to abide by the resolutions proposed will use a guiding document to align outcomes and actions.
The CCIRT will not compel anyone to pursue a resolution or dictate the pathway to resolution
Informal Resolution Process can be ended at any point, by either party
Information shared or obtained during resolution will be treated as private; however, other impacted parties may be involved as necessary (Residence Life, The Office of the Provost, Deans etc.).
These materials have been developed by the following guiding bodies: The ASCA Association for Student Conduct Administration (Advanced Restorative Justice Track) and the University of Michigan; and are in line with OU Office of Student Conduct, Human Resources, Title IX and EEO guidance on informal resolution.