Adaptable Resolution

The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) offers a spectrum of services that may be tailored to meet individual circumstances involving conflict or address harm between parties.

Conflict Resolution

The Office of the Dean of Students offers a variety of services to the Miami community to assist in preventing and resolving conflicts between University members. If you are interested in accessing DOS services, schedule a consultation to explore your options by emailing us at deanofstudents@miamioh.edu.

Adaptable Resolution

The Adaptable Resolution (“ADR”) process occurs when a student is alleged to have violated the Code of Student Conduct. This is a remedies-based, structured process between or among affected parties that balances support and accountability without formal disciplinary action against the respondent. If appropriate, the Office of Community Standards will refer the case to the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Associate Dean of Students is the administrator who is responsible for oversight of the ADR process. The Associate Dean makes primary case assignments to the resolution coordinator and monitors the progress of each case to resolution. The nature of some conflicts, especially those involving violence, may render ADR inappropriate.

Adaptable Resolution for Title IX/Sexual Misconduct

Adaptable Resolution (“AR”) for Title IX/Sexual Misconduct occurs when a student is alleged to have violated the Interim Sexual Misconduct Protocol for Students. This pathway offers the Respondent the opportunity to acknowledge harm and seek to repair the harm (to the extent possible) experienced by the Complainant and/or the University Community. AR does not include an investigation, hearing, or result in a finding of ‘responsible’ for a policy violation against a Respondent.

The Associate Dean of Students is the administrator who is responsible for oversight of the AR process. The AR process will only be initiated at the complainant’s request after the submission of a formal complaint. The request is subject to the approval of the Title IX Coordinator or designee and requires agreement to participate from both the complainant and respondent.

Email us at deanofstudents@miamioh.edu with questions or need for additional information.