Mission & History:
The Conflict Resolution Club (CRC) officially began in the Fall of 2001 and is the official student group for the Conflict Analysis Dispute Resolution major. The CRC is an SGA recognized student organization funded in part through the Student Appropriations Board and our own fundraising efforts. 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, theory and practices within the field
- To raise funds for various Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution activities, events, and organizations
- To keep everyone informed of practicum, employment and career opportunities
- To raise campus awareness of the Community Mediation Initiative and to help coordinate the training students as volunteer mediators
- To discuss matters concerning local, national and international conflicts
The CRC is currently involved in a variety of projects, including but not limited to: the Wicomico Mentoring Project, training students in mediation skills and process for the Community Mediation Initiative; the official student sponsor for the renowned “One Person Can Make A Difference” lecture series, and on campus events such as Relay for Life, Homecoming, Third Friday Downtown, and the 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, as well as the 2006 award for Event of the Year following the success of President Lech Walesa visit to campus for the “One Person Can Make a Difference” lecture series. Members continue to participate in these activities and they are constantly finding new opportunities to serve others and help the community.
Active CRC membership is a good way for students to gain valuable leadership skills. Membership also offers the opportunity to build volunteer experience and get some hands on, practical training in the field of conflict resolution.
Members of the CRC have also helped to organize Peace in the Park (2010, 2011, 2012) and run the “National Conference on Current Trends in Conflict Resolution in Higher Education” (2003) and the Evaluation Summit (2001).