All roommates experience some conflict. Conflict can be healthy and
if dealt with openly, can be a learning experience. The Whitworth University Housing Office
has been trained in conflict mediation and is there for you to use as
a resource to help you work through challenges.
If a room change is requested, you and your roommate will be asked
to go through a mediation process. Not all room change requests are
We understand that conflict can be difficult, but we have found most
college students are able to learn how to mediate and manage conflict
and live with differences. Parents are encouraged to allow the student
to learn how to work through conflict with their roommate.
The housing office will encourage parents to allow their students
to work through conflict with the resources available on campus, i.e.
resident assistants and resident directors.