The h_da promotes respectful and appreciative interaction among all members and affiliates. Equal opportunities and fairness are of central importance.
- for racist reasons or because of
- ethnic or social origin,
- religion or belief,
- chronic illness,
shall be eliminated.
Forms of disadvantage
- direct disadvantage: You experience unfavourable treatment because of a reason mentioned above. The instruction to discriminate is considered to be discrimination.
- indirect discrimination: you are discriminated against on one of the above grounds by rules, criteria or procedures.
- (sexual) harassment: you are violated in your dignity by (sexually determined) behaviour related to a reason mentioned above. The harassing behaviour can be verbal or non-verbal. Bullying or stalking can also constitute (sexual) harassment.
A detailed definition of the forms of discrimination can be found in §3 of the Anti-Discrimination Directive (german).
students' union (german)
student advice centre
Representative for students with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses (german)
equal opportunities officer (german)
Ombudspersons of the faculties
Tasks of the advice centres:
- To give the opportunity for discussion
- inform about support possibilities and rights
- refer to external advice centres where necessary.
You can also make use of the advisory service by using a third person or a pseudonym. With your consent, the advice centres can work towards an amicable settlement between you and the other party.
Right of appeal and procedure
In the event of discrimination, you have a right of appeal. If possible, the complaint should be made in writing to the complaints office. Details on the complaint procedure can be found in §9 of the Anti-Discrimination Directive (german). If your complaint is upheld, protective measures can be taken.
If you have witnessed a discriminatory incident, please also contact the complaints office.
Your concern will be treated confidentially and further steps will always be discussed with you.