To University of Iowa Students:

Students at The University of Iowa are a large and diverse community of individuals who hold many different, sometimes contradictory, opinions and beliefs. Learning, living and working closely with others in this community inevitably produces conflict. Some conflict is positive, allowing members of the community to learn from each other and engage in spirited discussion and debate, but other conflict is demoralizing and even harmful if not handled in a respectful way. I hope that in addition to fulfilling your academic goals, the university environment provides you with many opportunities to develop good conflict management skills. This website offers suggestions for resources on campus and beyond to assist you.

Tom Rocklin
Vice President for Student Life


Student Resources

Best Practices

Just-In-Time Resources



Problem-Solving Resources for Undergraduates

Problem-Solving Resources for Graduate and Professional Students

Resources for Dealing with Conflict


Updated October 18, 2013