Conflict Resolution Club
The Conflict Resolution Club (CRC) officially began in Fall 2001 and is the official student group for the Conflict Analysis Dispute Resolution major. The CRC is open to any Salisbury University student regardless of major. The CRC has a number of academic and practical purposes:
- To educate students as to the benefits and importance of Conflict Analysis Dispute Resolution, as well as exposing them to the various ideologies and practices within the field
- To raise funds for various CONFLICT ANALYSIS DISPUTE RESOLUTION activities, events, and organizations
- To keep everyone informed of practicum, employment and career opportunities
- To raise campus awareness of the campus mediation center
- To promote CONFLICT ANALYSIS DISPUTE RESOLUTION as a major
The CRC is currently involved in a variety of projects, including but not limited to: the Wicomico Mentoring Project, running the Peer Mediation Program through the Campus Mediation Center, sponsoring guest lecturers in the “One Person Can Make A Difference” lecture series, and on campus related events such as Relay for Life, Homecoming, and Multicultural Festival.
The CRC is dedicated to making an impact on the local community and service to others. The Office of Student Activities, Organizations and Leadership recognized the CRC for having an outstanding community service program for the 2002-2003 academic school year. Members continue to participate in these activities and they are constantly finding new opportunities to serve others and help the community.
The members of the CRC have also helped to organize and run the “National Conference on Current trends in Conflict Resolution in Higher Education” (2003) and the Evaluation Summit (2001).
Club Meeting Times
At the beginning of each semester times are agreed upon for Club meetings. Meetings usually occur once every two weeks at the Center. It is at the first meeting that many of the semester events are discussed and so early attendance and participation is essential for the success of the club’s mission.
Typical topics covered in club meetings:
- Club trips
- On campus events
- Discussing potential guest speakers and the next speaker in the lecture series
- Discussing potential community service projects and opportunities
- Discussing potential international opportunities
The first Club President stated, “we are a fairly new club and although we've gotten off to a good start, there is still plenty of room for improvement. If there is anything regarding the club that you feel we should improve or add, please send us your thoughts!” That is a lasting statement that has been upheld and it is up to the next set of student leaders to plan and conduct the programs the Club undertakes in the same mindset.
This page is dedicated to generating new ideas on what this club should do and where it should be going, so please take this chance to have some input and make an impact.