Peer Mediation is part of the Mediator Mentors project with Fresno State. The Peer Mediation program believes that conflict is normal. The Peer Mediation program helps students find peaceful ways to solve problems. The Peer Mediation program also believes that students are responsible persons and can solve their own problems, given appropriate teaching and guidance. For example, a safety issue is for staff to handle, interpersonal "fussing" may be a good issue for mediator practice. Stopping sma ll disagreements from getting larger is a program goal.
Program values are: respect for diversity, future focus and mutual benefit.