Equal Opportunities Office

Goethe University's goal is to establish equal opportunities throughout all areas of the university and to change university structures to align with the concept of a gender- and diversity-sensitive organisational culture. Responsible for the implementation of equal opportunities at the central level is the Equal Opportunities Office, with its Equal Opportunities, Family Dual Career, and Diversity & Anti-Discrimination Center. Aimed at raising awarness, the Central Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plan 2019-2024 (German) and the Offensive "Goethe University = Opportunities" call upon all organisational units to create gender-, family- and diversity-sensitive structures and processes in their work areas.

Current

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Symposium: Let's talk about Sex, Gender & Research
- Reflecting on the relevance of sex and gender throughout the different disciplines

In the context of the project 'Gender Reflective Research', the Office for Gender Equality and the Cornelia Gothe Center invite scientists and all interested persons to the symposium "Let's talk about Sex, Gender & Research" on December 01, 2022. Together we would like to shed light on and discuss needs, challenges and opportunities of implementing gender as a category of analysis in the different research areas. More information and registration can be found here

During the winter semester, University Sports offers classes just for women, intersex, non-binary, trans and agender individuals:

The new GRADE workshop programme for the winter semester 22/23 is online and open for registration. GRADE will be holding both online and face-to-face events in the coming semester. With the courses offered by GRADE, Goethe University follows the conviction that subject-specific as well as interdisciplinary support is of central importance for successful academic development, but also for non-academic career planning. The complete programme including the respective links for online registration can be found here and the programme brochure at a glance can be found here.

Project "Gender Reflexive Research"  launched
The Equal Opportunities Office, together with the Cornelia Goethe Center, has received funding from the BMBF for the project "Gender Reflexive Research". The BMBF's call for proposals "Gender Aspects in View" (German: "Geschlechteraspekte im Blick") aims to support reflection on the relevance of gender in research. Over the next seven months, the Equal Opportunities Office and the Cornelia Goethe Center will therefore develop a concept to sustainably integrate consideration of the relevance of gender into the research structures at Goethe University.

FlexiKids Fund (German)
With the newly launched FlexiKids fund, the Family Service of the Equal Opportunities Office would like to support all employees and doctoral students of Goethe University and cover the costs of their childcare during off-peak hours. More information about the fund can be found in German here.

Recommendations for a gender-responsive and diversity-conscious leadership culture – quick guide (2021)
The Equal Opportunity Office of Goethe University publishes a short and compact guide to complement the German brochure "Gender and Diversity Sensitive Leadership Culture - A Handbook for Managers and University Leadership" (German). The guide uses eight typical, recurring leadership situations to show how gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive leadership can look in concrete terms. Managers in teaching, research and administration can use it to reflect on their attitude toward leading employees and at the same time professionalise their gender and diversity competence. The Quick Guide Recommendations for gender-responsive and diversity-conscious leadership is available here.This is an accessible digital document.

Gender-inclusive language guidelines - quick guide
The Equal Opportunities Office of Goethe University publishes a guideline for gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive language. It contains basic information and examples of application within the university context. The short version in English, "Gender-inclusive language guidelines - quick guide" is available here. A long version of the Gender-inclusive language guidelines can be found in German here.


Symposium: Let's talk about Sex, Gender & Research
December 01, 2022, 3.30-8 p.m. hybrid event - Hosted by the Equal Opportunities Office 

Workshop: Using collaborative funding as a career strategy
Januar 17, 2023, 9.30 a.m.-5 p.m. online - Hosted by the Equal Opportunities Office 

Anti-racist interventions – Why do student initiatives matter? Talk with the Anti-racism Department at the AStA (University of Potsdam), Postcolonial Potsdam, Black Student Union (Humboldt University of Berlin)
January 17, 2023, 5-6.30 p.m. online - Hosted by Humboldt University of Berlin 

For more information on German events offered by the Equal Opportunities Office, click here.

Events offered by the Cornelia Goethe Centrum in both German and English can be found here.

The detailed program of the Queer Lecture Series by Queergehört (German and English) can be found here.

The complete GRADE programme (Wintersemester 2022/23) including the respective links for online registration can be found here and the programme brochure including an overview of further GRADE activities can be found here.

2020_07_23_News

Symposium: Let's talk about Sex, Gender & Research
- Reflecting on the relevance of sex and gender throughout the different disciplines

In the context of the project 'Gender Reflective Research', the Office for Gender Equality and the Cornelia Gothe Center invite scientists and all interested persons to the symposium "Let's talk about Sex, Gender & Research" on December 01, 2022. Together we would like to shed light on and discuss needs, challenges and opportunities of implementing gender as a category of analysis in the different research areas. More information and registration can be found here

During the winter semester, University Sports offers classes just for women, intersex, non-binary, trans and agender individuals:

The new GRADE workshop programme for the winter semester 22/23 is online and open for registration. GRADE will be holding both online and face-to-face events in the coming semester. With the courses offered by GRADE, Goethe University follows the conviction that subject-specific as well as interdisciplinary support is of central importance for successful academic development, but also for non-academic career planning. The complete programme including the respective links for online registration can be found here and the programme brochure at a glance can be found here.

Project "Gender Reflexive Research"  launched
The Equal Opportunities Office, together with the Cornelia Goethe Center, has received funding from the BMBF for the project "Gender Reflexive Research". The BMBF's call for proposals "Gender Aspects in View" (German: "Geschlechteraspekte im Blick") aims to support reflection on the relevance of gender in research. Over the next seven months, the Equal Opportunities Office and the Cornelia Goethe Center will therefore develop a concept to sustainably integrate consideration of the relevance of gender into the research structures at Goethe University.

FlexiKids Fund (German)
With the newly launched FlexiKids fund, the Family Service of the Equal Opportunities Office would like to support all employees and doctoral students of Goethe University and cover the costs of their childcare during off-peak hours. More information about the fund can be found in German here.

Recommendations for a gender-responsive and diversity-conscious leadership culture – quick guide (2021)
The Equal Opportunity Office of Goethe University publishes a short and compact guide to complement the German brochure "Gender and Diversity Sensitive Leadership Culture - A Handbook for Managers and University Leadership" (German). The guide uses eight typical, recurring leadership situations to show how gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive leadership can look in concrete terms. Managers in teaching, research and administration can use it to reflect on their attitude toward leading employees and at the same time professionalise their gender and diversity competence. The Quick Guide Recommendations for gender-responsive and diversity-conscious leadership is available here.This is an accessible digital document.

Gender-inclusive language guidelines - quick guide
The Equal Opportunities Office of Goethe University publishes a guideline for gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive language. It contains basic information and examples of application within the university context. The short version in English, "Gender-inclusive language guidelines - quick guide" is available here. A long version of the Gender-inclusive language guidelines can be found in German here.


Symposium: Let's talk about Sex, Gender & Research
December 01, 2022, 3.30-8 p.m. hybrid event - Hosted by the Equal Opportunities Office 

Workshop: Using collaborative funding as a career strategy
Januar 17, 2023, 9.30 a.m.-5 p.m. online - Hosted by the Equal Opportunities Office 

Anti-racist interventions – Why do student initiatives matter? Talk with the Anti-racism Department at the AStA (University of Potsdam), Postcolonial Potsdam, Black Student Union (Humboldt University of Berlin)
January 17, 2023, 5-6.30 p.m. online - Hosted by Humboldt University of Berlin 

For more information on German events offered by the Equal Opportunities Office, click here.

Events offered by the Cornelia Goethe Centrum in both German and English can be found here.

The detailed program of the Queer Lecture Series by Queergehört (German and English) can be found here.

The complete GRADE programme (Wintersemester 2022/23) including the respective links for online registration can be found here and the programme brochure including an overview of further GRADE activities can be found here.

Central Players

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Equal Opportunities Office

The Equal Opportunities Office at Goethe University offers advice and services in the areas of Equality, Family & Dual Career, and Diversity & Anti-Discrimination. It supports the university's faculties and institutions in the development of measures and initiatives to implement equal opportunities. The Equal Opportunities Office is located at the Executive Board and assigned to President Prof. Dr. Enrico Schleiff.

Organizational chart on the structure of Gender Equality work at Goethe University

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Equal Opportunities Officer

The Equal Opportunities Officer acts in an advisory capacity in equal opportunities-oriented structural and development planning and in all personnel decisions. She supports management, faculties and institutions in updating and implementing the Equal Opportunities Action Plan and the Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plans (GEDAP) of the faculties. The university's equal opportunity officer is Dr. Anja Wolde. She is supported in her function by two deputy equal opportunity officers, Annemarie Eifler and Ulrike Schneider-Gladbach.

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Senate Commission

The Senate Commission, "Advancement of women, equal treatment and diversity" works under the leadership of the current vice president on the creation of central concepts and measures for various focal points of work. These include the Equal Opportunities Action Plan and the Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plans (GEDAP) of the departments, but also concepts within the framework of the Female Professors Program I-III or the Inclusion Action Plan.

Members of the Senate Commission 2021-2023 (German)

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Faculty Equal Opportunities Officers

In coordination with the Equal Opportunities Officer, the Faculty Equal Opportunities Officers work towards the implementation of equality in their respective areas. They are elected by the women of the respective faculty or central unit for a term of office of two years each and perform tasks and exercise participation rights, for example in committee work, appointment and recruitment procedures.

Work of the Faculty Equal Opportunities Officers
List of the Faculty Equal Opportunities Officers (German)

Important Information

The Equal Opportunities Office is back at the Westend Campus.From 05.09.2022, we look forward to welcoming you in the new building SKW, building section C. You will find us on the 5th floor.

The new visitor address is:

Rostocker Straße 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

All previous contact options via e-mail and telephone will remain in place. 

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Contact

Equal Opportunities Office (Gleichstellungsbüro)
Goethe University Frankfurt

Phone.: +49 69 798-15137
Fax: 069/798-763-15137
Mail:gleichstellungsbuero@uni-frankfurt.de

Visiting adress

SKW-Building | 5th floor
Rostocker Str. 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Postal address

Equal Opportunities Office (Gleichstellungsbüro)
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.
Hauspostfach 227
60629 Frankfurt am Main