Discrimination, sexual harassment and violence

 „Ulm University is committed to ensure a management culture that is based on the principles of gender equality an equal opportunities. The executives of Ulm University make certain that working and research conditions are characterised by appreciation, mutual respect and esteem.“ (Mission Statement Gender Equality of Ulm University)

Ulm University strives to cultivate an organisational culture characterised by appreciation, mutual respect and consideration. Ulm University designs optimal development opportunities for all its members and promotes equal access and participation in all areas. This greatly contributes to the University's attractiveness as a place to study, teach, research and work, both for today's and future generations.

Discrimination, sexual harassment and violence of any kind are not tolerated!

What is discrimination, sexual harassment and violence?

Boundary violations can have many facets, ranging from inappropriate comments to intrusive touching to rape. One of the first steps in dealing with boundary violations is recognising them as such and knowing that you have the right to defend yourself.

To get an idea of what sexual harassment might look like, we have listed some examples (please not that this list is not exhaustive):

  • (sexually) derogative language
  • degrading remarks or jokes about someone, their body, behaviour or intimate private life
  • gestures and non-verbal comments with sexual undertones
  • unwanted showing and visible display of pornographic imagery
  • especially verbal, visual or electronic presentations of pornographic or sexist imagery
  • unwanted sexual acts and requests for such
  • especially sexually-oriented physical contact
  • prompts for sexual behaviour
  • stalking and assault