Standing up to discrimination

Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination

Dealing with (structural) racism and discrimination is a challenge that German universities, including the University of Bonn, face. Racism is an issue that should be looked at intersectionally. The concept of anti-discrimination also includes other disadvantaged groups, which the University of Bonn would also like to support. Likewise, the dimension of inclusion is becoming increasingly important and is a cross-cutting issue that reaches into many areas of the university.


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Knowing that discrimination cannot be completely prevented in the university context, protection against discrimination is an important and indispensable element. The aim is to ensure that the working and living conditions at the university are equal and sensitive to discrimination through measures to protect against discrimination. Diversity, and with it the appreciation of diversity, is a requirement for excellence and innovation in education and research.

Inclusion and participation

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Fostering an inclusive environment in which people can work, study and conduct research is a way to reduce the barriers preventing them from participating on an equal footing. It can give individuals from all backgrounds access to higher education and university life. Dismantling environmental and/or attitudinal barriers allows people, especially those with a disability, to play an active role in designing their own living spaces at university.

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Counseling services

The Equal Opportunity and Diversity Unit offers various counseling options, which are presented here.

Protection Against Sexualized Violence

A new policy document outlines principles of conduct, procedures and potential responses with regard to cases of sexualized discrimination and violence.

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Early name and data change

Transgender, non-binary, and intersex people can change their name and/or gender marker on University documentation without having to present a court order.


Because the world of equal opportunity and diversity comes with a lot of specialist vocabulary, this glossary brings together a few of the key terms on the topic and provides explanations.

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Report discrimination anonymously

If you have been affected by an incident of sexualized discrimination and/or violence, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other form of gender discrimination, you can contact the University's Gender Equality Office at any time.


Equal Opportunity and Diversity Unit

The Equal Opportunity and Diversity unit assists and advises the Rectorate on the (further) development of concepts and strategies for promoting equal opportunity and diversity.


+49 228 73 5818


Dechenstraße 3-11
53115 Bonn

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