The University believes the mediation of disputes will encourage reporting and resolution of complaints. Mediation is appropriate when all parties involved-the complainant(s) and respondent(s)-voluntarily agree to engage in the mediation process. Mediation will involve resolution of the incident, and the resolution may include mutually agreeable sanctions if appropriate. Mediation agreements are final, and there will be no subsequent proceedings. If mediation does not resolve the situation or if the mediation agreements are not adhered to, the case will be adjudicated utilizing established disciplinary proceedings.