Equal Opportunities Office
Goethe University's goal is to establish equal opportunities throughout all areas of the university and to change university structures in the sense of a gender- and diversity-sensitive organizational culture. Responsible for the implementation of equal opportunities at the central level is the Equal Opportunities Office with its work areas Equal Opportunities, Family & Dual Career, and Diversity & Antidiscrimination. With the Equal Opportunities Action Plan 2019-2024 (german) and the Offensive "Goethe University = Opportunities" aimed at raising awareness, all organizational units are called upon to create gender-, family- and diversity-sensitive structures and processes in their work areas.
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 to leadership of employees and at the same time professionalize their gender and diversity competence. The Quick Guide Recommendations for a gender-responsive and diversity-conscious leadership is available here.This is an accessible digital document.
TOTAL E-QUALITY: Goethe University receives award again for promoting equality and diversity (german)
The jury of Total Equality Deutschland e. V. has decided this year again that Goethe University Frankfurt will receive the TOTAL E-QUALITY award (german) for equal opportunities and the Add-On Diversity. This is the fourth time that Goethe University has been recognized for its commitment to achieving equal opportunities.
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 for 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.
Recommendation for gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive language (german).
The Equal Opportunities Office of Goethe University publishes a recommendation for gender-inclusive and diversity-sensitive language. It contains basic information and examples of application for the university context.You can access the language recommendation in German here.
It goes without saying that the rules of an appreciative, respectful and anti-discriminatory communication culture apply in the virtual space just as they do in personal communication. Since these rules have unfortunately often not been observed in recent months, teachers can find important tips here on the communication culture in virtual teaching as well as a template for a code of conduct for students.
Work-Life (Im)Balance – Reconciling Family and Work for Scientists
October 26th 2021, 10.00-14.00 - Organized by Equal Opportunities Office
An Apartment on Uranus. Chronicles if a Crossing
October 27th 2021, 18:15 - 20:00 - Organized by Cornelia Goethe Centrum
AI-Archive 03: Mapping Digital Queer* Mobilizations (Workshop)
November 16th 2021, 18 - 20 - Organized by Queergehört
Sex Work is Work
November 23rd 2021, 18 - 20 - Organized by Queergehört
Body Politics – A Reflection on Bodily Autonomy and Sex Characteristics from an Intersex South African Perspective
November 30th 2021, 18 - 20 - Organized by Queergehört
Publications in english:
- Recommendations for a gender-responsive and diversity-conscious leadership culture – quick guide (2021)
- Gender-inclusive language guidelines – quick guide (2021)
- Potential for better research and academia (2016)
- Guide to Active Recruiting (2018)
A complete list of publications from the Equal Opportunities Office in german can be found here.