Policies for Protection Against Sexualized Discrimination and Violence
Sexualized discrimination and violence are not tolerated at the University of Bonn. Indeed discrimination of any kind has no place at the University of Bonn as a workplace (it should go without saying), where we cultivate an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust between all students, faculty, staff and visitors. In line with its governance role, the Rectorate takes responsibility for ensuring protection of the rights of the individual to personal freedom, dignity, and privacy; furthermore to pursue violations of these policies and to implement corresponding preventive measures.
This policy document was published on March 2, 2023 and outlines principles of conduct, procedures and potential responses with regard to cases of sexualized discrimination and violence. This document replaces the previous “University of Bonn Policies Addressing Sexual Harassment” dated December 20, 2011. All individuals falling within the scope of these policies are to sensitize regarding the need to ensure a non-discriminatory and non-violent campus, and are called upon to actively support these policy aims as students, faculty or staff members.