Services and Self-conception

Our confidential counselling and consulting services are available for:

  • Students, staff and other university members and affiliates affected by discrimination
  • Supporters and allies of persons affected by discrimination
  • Witnesses of discrimination and violence
  • Teaching staff, advisors and other confidants who wish to receive more information on (anti-)discrimination

The Anti-Discrimination Office’s main tasks include:

  • Initial consultation
  • Individual and group counselling
  • Support to find other qualified counselling and self-help organisations
  • Protection against and prevention of discrimination
  • Information and educational work on discrimination
  • Awareness raising and suggestions for institutional and structural changes
  • Cooperation with other counselling services and contact points

Counselling principles:

  • Counselling is always confidential.
  • Counselling focuses on the perspectives, experiences and needs of the persons affected. Further steps are only taken with the consent of the person seeking advice.
  • Counselling is partial; together we explore potential strategies for dealing with the specific situation or experience.
  • Referral to other qualified counselling services is arranged if there is a request for more extensive and long-term support (for example psychological counselling or empowerment).


Equal Opportunities Office
Anti-Discrimination Office

Jana Arnold
Fon: +49 69 798-18134

Campus Westend, SKW-Building 
Room 05.C114
Rostocker Str. 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Postal address:
Equal Opportunities Office
Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
Postbox 227
60629 Frankfurt am Main