Anti-Discrimination Office of Goethe University

Goethe University’s Anti-Discrimination Office is the central contact point for students, staff and other university members and affiliates who experience or notice discrimination or who have questions or need support regarding (anti-)discrimination.

The Anti-Discrimination Office is part of the Equal Opportunities Office and sees itself as specialists for counselling, consulting and referral. Its aim is to dismantle discrimination and help those affected by discrimination to cope with their experiences.

Anti-Discrimination Office Services

Have you experienced a situation at the university where you felt discriminated against? Have you witnessed discrimination?Are you looking for assistance or do you have any questions about our work?

Then please do not hesitate to contact us:

Services and Self-conception

Counselling Procedure

Anti-Discrimination at Goethe University

Goethe University has firmly entrenched regard for openness and appreciation of diversity as the basis of its thinking and action.

It wants to create a university culture in which resolute action is taken against all forms of discrimination and experiences of discrimination can be addressed and criticised.

Mission Statement

Anti-Discrimination Directive

Complaints Office and Complaints Procedure


Discrimination is unequal treatment of a person on the ground of one or more protected characteristics without an objective reason justifying the unequal treatment.

Discrimination =
disadvantage + protected characteristic + no objective reason

Goethe University's Understanding of Discrimination

General Act on Equal Treatment 

Sexualised Discrimination

Further Counselling Services and Information

If necessary, the Anti-Discrimination Office offers assisted referral to other internal and external counselling services.
On these pages, you can find an overview of relevant internal and external counselling services as well as other helpful information and interesting links.

Internal Advisory Services

External Counselling Services

Information on Gender Diversity

Further Information


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


Inclusive University 

Gender-Inclusiv Language Guidelines