Equal Opportunities Office

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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.




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.

Call for nominations Cornelia Goethe Prize 2021
In 2021, for the 16th time, the Friends of the Cornelia Goethe Centre for Women's Studies and the Study of Gender Relations at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main will award the €2,000 Science Prize for an outstanding dissertation or postdoctoral thesis in the field of women's and gender studies. The deadline for entries is July 31, 2021. Information in German about the call for entries can be found here and on the website of the Cornelia Goethe Centre.

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.



Summer holiday games 2021 (Sommerferienspiele 2021)
July 19 - 23, July 26 - 30, August 02 - 06 - Organized by Family Service

Queer Feminist Perspectives On Political Homophobia And Anti-Feminism In The Middle East And Europe 
September 24 - 25 - Organized by HU Berlin

Gendering Fascism Imaginaries, Media, Technologies 
July 29 - August 30 2021, 9 - 15:30 Uhr - Organized by Heinrich Heine Universität

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

Events offered by the Cornelia Goethe Centrum in german and english can be found here.

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



Publications in english: 

A complete list of publications from the Equal Opportunities Office in german can be found here.

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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 departments 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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Central Equal Opportunities Officer

The Central Equal Opportunities Officer acts in an advisory capacity in equal opportunities-oriented structural and development planning and in all personnel decisions. She supports the management, the departments and institutions in updating and implementing the central Equal Opportunities Action Plan and the Gender Equality & Diversity Action Plans (GEDAP) of the departments. The university's central equal opportunity officer is Dr. Anja Wolde. She is supported in her function by two deputy central 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 responsible vice president on the creation of central concepts and measures for the various focal points of work. These include the central 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 2018-2020 (german)

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Decentralised Equal Opportunities Officers

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

Work of the Decentralised Equal Opportunities Officers
List of the Decentralised Equal Opportunities Officers (german)