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Let's talk Conflict

While MSU Denver responds to covid-19, the SCRS will be working remotely. Meetings can occur over Microsoft Teams and the phone and we are also reachable over email. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Elise Krumholz | Coordinator for Student Conflict Resolution Services |            303-605-7018 | [email protected]


Conflict is a normal part of life. It can be stressful, frustrating, and bring uncertainty. In fact, many see conflict as a negative. However, conflict can result in stronger relationships, encouraging growth, and building understanding.

There are ways to engage in conflict through the discomfort and challenges it may bring. Student Conflict Resolution Services (SCRS) provides a variety of programs and services to support students experiencing conflict in both individual and group settings and through skill-building and facilitation support.

SCRS recognizes that individuals have differing needs and interests when approaching conflicts. SCRS also acknowledges that our personal experiences and social identities are fundamental to how we do and see conflict, and therefore we cannot ignore, undervalue, or avoid talking about identity when we are in conflict. As mentioned, conflict can bring discomfort and it can leave us feeling vulnerable. SCRS helps students navigate these situations in a way that works for them.

SCRC works with students in many different scenarios, including:

  • issues with a classmate or group project
  • conflict with a roommate
  • disagreement with a professor
  • student employment and internship related concerns
  • student organization
  • student employment training and retreats
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Interested in a Student Employment Opportunity with Student Conflict Resolution Services?

Check out the below positions and apply!

Conflict Resolution Program Assistant

Dialogues Program Assistant 

If you have questions, please contact Elise Krumholz at [email protected]

Programs & Services

Student Conflict Resolution Programs

Student Conflict Resolution Services Values

To develop a supportive environment, SCRS approaches conflict, it's services and programs,

Community: SCRS is committed to serving the MSU Denver community by being responsive, collaborative, and supportive of community-building efforts across campus, which encourage dialogue and problem-solving across differences.

Inclusion & Equity: SCRS values conflict resolution practices that are aligned with social justice, equity, and inclusion, by offering students conflict resolution options to the MSU Denver community that are culturally responsive and challenge normative views of conflict resolution.

Voice & Self-Determination: All SCRS services and programs are voluntary, builds spaces that honors and empowers the voices of those involved, and in which all outcomes of any process are in the power of those involved, not the facilitator.

Multipartiality: In any conflict resolution process, a facilitator or mediator’s role must be clear. Honesty and trust are fundamental for any relationship with individuals seeking support from SCRS. To support a peaceful and just resolution, SCRS promotes multipartiality, which upholds each sides’ voice while also understanding that many conflicts are asymmetric, where one side may have more power than another. In addition, the facilitator is clear with all involved about their own affiliations and biases.