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Peer Mediation

Peer Mediation at Uni

We are very fortunate to have a Peer Mediation program here at University High School. This program was initiated in 2006 and has been a continued success for all involved.  It helps students who are experiencing conflict with one another to work together to resolve their issues.


Each year,  current 10th and 11th grade students apply to the program and go through an interview process as well as submit a letter of recommendation from one of their teachers. Last year we had over 100 applicants. These students attend a 16- hour training that is provided by the Asian Pacific-American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC)


Peer Mediation is a positive alternative to traditional discipline, which involves the Dean’s Office, Suspension, OT or Expulsion. Whatever is said in a mediation remains confidential and does not go on their discipline record. The Mediators are trained to be neutral and not to judge. Here, students help students express their feelings, and together they resolve their conflicts.


The Peer Mediation Advisor is Ms. Karen Crowley-Marks. She also serves as the Dean of Students, Email:


If you are aware that your child is encountering any sort of problem with another student at school, please confidentially refer their names to the Peer Mediation Program at school. Referral forms can be found in the Dean’s, the Counseling or Main Offices or call or email Ms.Crowley-Marks at any time.



Crowley-Marks, K
Dean of Students / Peer Mediation Advisor

What Conflicts Can Be Referred to Peer Mediation?

  • Rumors/ Gossiping
  • Relationship Break-ups
  • Fights/ Potential Fights
  • Disagreements/ Arguments
  • Misunderstandings
  • Bullying
  • Any conflict between 2 or more students!


Contact Ms. Karen Crowley-Marks in the Dean's office or leave referral in Peer Mediation Box in Counseling Office. 


Referral forms available in Main, Counselors' and Dean's offices.