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The Equal Opportunities Commission of the Faculty of Sociology welcomes you on our website.

Here you will find comprehensive information about our work, goals and projects. The aim of our website is to pass on information on topics relevant to gender equality to the members of the faculty of Sociology.

We appreciate your interest in the Equal Opportunities Commission and invite you to send us an email to if you have any questions, suggestions or proposals for improvement.

Experiences with sexualized discrimination and violence

Sexualized discrimination and violence are prohibited at Bielefeld University (see Nevertheless, it can happen that people are sexually harassed, their dignity is violated by the actions of others, they are bullied because of their gender or even experience violence. Bielefeld University issued a guideline against sexualized discrimination and violence back in 2001, which is currently being updated.

What should you do if you have been harassed, discriminated against or experienced violence?

You may want to talk to someone first.

The decentralized Equal Opportunities Commission of the Faculty of Sociology can be a first point of contact. It offers a weekly consultation hour (Wednesdays 11:00-13:00, X C3-237), which is aimed at all status groups in the Faculty of Sociology. With this consultation hour and other activities, the 'GleiKo' is committed to promoting cooperation at our faculty in which no one is left alone with discrimination they have suffered!

Anyone who has experienced disadvantage or discrimination under the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) can contact the AGG Complaints Office at Bielefeld University. Students can contact the Office of Student Affairs.


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