Penn State Mock Trial is dedicated to learning new viewpoints and ideas. We recently created and passed a new committee at our recent constitutional review in March of 2020. This committee was called IMAC. IMAC stands for Internal Mediation and Arbitration Committee. This committee is meant to serve as a mediation method to try and resolve some internal personal issues that may arise in Mock Trial. There are many things in place to assure all parties involved feel heard and comfortable around the elected members of IMAC. It is made up of three members that were elected for the reason of the belief that they had the necessary people-skills and open-mindedness to carry out this extremely sensitive position. We have created this committee so that people have somewhere to go for some sensitive topics or personal problems. Our organization will continue to evaluate the effectiveness and the guidelines of IMAC to assure that it is capable of handling anything that it is presented with in a fair and just manner. Now while we hope that this committee will help alleviate many problems, we want to assure everyone that we do not believe college students are equipped to handle circumstances such as criminal acts or certain things that require specialty training to handle. That does not mean that IMAC cannot aid in those circumstances, but primarily IMAC will not be the same as the police or a psychologist/psychiatrist. We hope that this will allow people to address problems they have as an individual or between multiple people in a safe environment with witnesses present. There is a lot more information on IMAC and if you have questions please reach out either by social media or email listed on another page of the website.