Protection from sexual harassment, discrimination, and violence

Sexualized discrimination and violence continue to be a problem in our society, and universities as a place of study and work are no exception to this. For the protection of its students and staff, the University of Kassel has passed the Guidelines for Protection against Sexual Harassment, Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Violence.

General Equal Treatment Act
The goal of the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) is to prohibit and eliminate discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, religion, or personal conviction, on the basis of disability, age, gender, or sexual identity. Further information can be found at the internet page of the personnel department.

Security on Campus
On the internet page Security on Campus you can find important information on the topic of security as well as the locations of the emergency phones on the central campus as well as at Holländischer Platz (map and exact locations).

Contact points at the University of Kassel for sexual harassment, discrimination, and violence:

Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragte (Women’s and Equal Opportunity Services)
The Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragte supports the Hochschule in integrating equal opportunity in the development of the Hochschule as well as in implementing the legal equal opportunity mandate. They work in close cooperation with the Women’s and Equal Opportunity Services of the individual departments, the Frauenrat (Women’s Council), and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
Contact: +49 561/804-2268/-3469 and further information here.

Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragte der Fachbereiche (Women’s and Equal Opportunity Services of the departments)

All of the departments at the University of Kassel maintain Women’s and Equal Opportunity Services. They support the central Women’s and Equal Opportunity Services in fulfilling their tasks and work towards equal opportunities for women and men at the University of Kassel as well as eliminating discrimination for women students, teachers, and staff at the Hochschule. Further information here.

Psychologische Beratungsstelle (PBS-Psychological Counseling Center)
The Psychological Counseling Center (PBS) of the Student Services is available to students and affiliates of the University of Kassel. It provides support to those seeking counseling to overcome their psychological crises. 
Contact: +49 561/804-2800 and further information here.

Personalrat (Staff Services)
The central task of Staff Services is to represent the interests of staff in relation to the administration. The legal basis of its work is the Hessische Personalvertretungsgesetz (Hessian Staff Representation Act).
Contact: +49 561/804-3010

Schwerbehindertenvertretung (Representatives for the Disabled)
The Representatives for the Disabled, as an interest group for disabled persons, has the general, comprehensive task of integrating disabled persons in the administrative offices, representing the interests of disabled staff, as well as counseling and aiding disabled persons in the administration.
Contact: +49 561/804-2703

Der allgemeine Studierendenausschuss (AStA-General Student Board)
The General Student Board (AStA) is the executive organ of the constituted student body and is the democratically elected representation of the students. However, it is not elected directly. Rather, students select from lists to elect their representatives for the Student Parliament, which then elects the AStA according to the majority.  
Contact: +49 561/804-2886 and further information here.

Justitiariat/AGG-Beschwerdestelle (Legal Office/AGG Ombudsman)
The Legal Office can be seen as the service facility at the University of Kassel. It is the contact point for all university organs, organizational entities, administrative departments, and members and affiliates of the university in all legal questions pertaining to all areas relevant to the university, supporting them in best fulfilling their obligations. Further information here.

In charge of processing complaints at the University of Kassel:
Herr Jörg Craney
Tel +49 561/804-2776

Mitglieder des Präsidiums (Members of the Executive Board)
The Executive Board directs the Hochschule, promoting its timely internal and external development with the participation of the University Services, along with the other organs, departments, members and affiliates. The Executive Board includes the President, the Vice-President, and the Chancellor. Further information here.

External Counseling Centers

Further information:
Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes (Federal Anti-Discrimination Office)
Antidiskriminierungsstelle Hessen (Hessen Anti-Discrimination Office)