Advice and support
Persons affected, involved or witnesses can turn to the Equal Opportunity Officer in the event of discrimination, (sexual) harassment and/or violence. In particular, the Diversity Officer is also available as a contact person for the concerns of students with disabilities, psychological or chronic illnesses. These contact points offer confidential support and advise in person or by telephone on protection and action options, including how to make a formal complaint.
Persons who feel discriminated against or harassed or who have experienced violence within the scope of application of the General Equal Treatment Act and/or the Directive on Protection against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence (Ri-AGG-UE) have the right to complain to one of the University's complaint offices. The complaint offices are Department 1: Registrar's Office and the Legal Department. Complaints can be submitted informally in writing or put on record. The complaint will first be examined within the university and will of course be treated confidentially. Finally, those affected receive feedback on the result of the examination.
To ensure that a formal complaint can be processed effectively, we strongly recommend you contact one of the support offices on campus (see above) before you file a formal complaint.