The Diversity Officer looks after the interests of all members, family members, doctoral candidates and applicants to the university, in particular the interests of students with a disability, a mental illness or a chronic illness. In consultation with the Equal Opportunities Officer, the Representative for Severely Disabled Students and the Inclusion Officer, he/she is involved in the planning and organisation of teaching, study and working conditions for members of the university, advises them and works towards the elimination of existing disadvantages and barriers. He/she has the right to participate, apply and speak in all committees of the university's self-administration and works in close connection with the University of Erfurt's Diversity Advisory Board.
The Diversity Officer of the University of Erfurt is Niklas Radenbach. The Senate elected him in May 2021 on the proposal of the President for a term of office of three years.