We are a legally established independent and non-commissioned committee.
Our three major areas of responsibility are:
- We counteract any and all discrimination against university employees based on gender, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, age, or sexual orientation.
- We ensure that equality between women and men at the university progresses at a steady rate. We advocate for the minority sex and ensure compliance with the JKU Plan for the Advancement of Women is observed and executed and we ensure the gender-equal composition of collegial bodies.
- We are committed to the concerns and needs of victims of bullying and conflict and provide advising services to victims of criminal acts.
To complete our goals and objectives, we have been permitted to exercise comprehensive control and advising laws. In support of gender mainstreaming we are involved in the university’s strategic development planning as well as in matters involving human resource management and texts regarding the advertising of open positions at the university. In addition, we are vested with the right to participate in post-doctorate commissions.
We provide advising and support services regarding questions of equality between women and men, the advancement of women and discrimination in matters relating to your gender, your race, your religion, your personal convictions, your age or your sexual orientation.
If you feel you have been discriminated against for reasons as mentioned above or you believe you have been (sexually) harassed and feel no longer cope alone, then please contact us.
We are committed to the needs and concerns regarding the effects of bullying and conflict and to find constructive solutions. We are a free and independent body and we will treat your concerns with discretion.
Our goal is to recognize and prevent discriminatory decisions and structures from the start. If unsuccessful, we reserve the right to bring in an Arbitration Commission or the Federal Equal Treatment Commission.
Committees for Equal Opportunities must be instituted at all universities (comp. 42 Sec. 1 UG):