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Restorative Practices for Engaged Pluralism

Vassar College

The Office of Restorative Practices advances Vassar College’s commitment to Engaged Pluralism by supporting the community in constructively addressing and navigating conflict. Do you need to have a difficult conversation? We’re here to help.

What are “restorative practices?”

“Practices” are methods and skills for navigating conflict.
“Restorative” signals a values orientation in these practices that centers on repair, healing, accountability, and interdependence. 

What We Do

The Office of Restorative Practices for Engaged Pluralism:

  • promotes a culture of engaged pluralism through education, advocacy, and sustainable partnership development;
  • empowers Vassar community members to navigate conflict constructively and with support;
  • facilitates restorative processes such as dialogues, conferences, and circles.

Resources for the Work

The RP office works in collaboration with a variety of wellness resource centers available to Vassar students and employees, as well as local and global community and campus partners.

Do you have a question or idea that is not addressed by our resource guide or restorative practices request form? Contact our office.

Related Links

  • Restorative Response Group
    The Restorative Response Group (RRG) is a short-term working group that was appointed by President Bradley to support the college in navigating the impact the Middle East war is having on campus.
  • Engaged Pluralism
    The Vassar program is dedicated to bringing faculty, students, and administrators together to raise questions around inclusion and belonging, and to create programming to make our campus a better place to live, learn, and work.