It is everyone’s responsibility!
Have you experienced or witnessed sexualised discrimination and assault? Then you are called upon to take action. Call it what it is and support those affected or demand respect and help for yourself. One’s own “gut feeling” about a situation, that something here isn’t right, is a reliable guide. Always report this to a central or departmental point of contact. You’ll find professional and confidential help there.
If you experience sexualised discrimination or assault, you can and should seek help from those present at the time, or from colleagues and supervisors.
Members of TU Darmstadt whose roles include teaching, qualification, and leadership have a special responsibility for the prevention and elimination of sexualised discrimination and assault within their areas of responsibility and for assisting those affected. TU Darmstadt supports them in their efforts by providing training and counselling as well as information and materials.
Sexualised discrimination and assault are against the law and violate the personal rights of the affected persons. That’s why in December 2015, TU Darmstadt agreed on (opens in new tab) and designated departmental and central points of contact here at the University. guidelines against sexualised discrimination and assault
The regulations laid down in the guidelines are intended to support and protect those affected and prevent and sanction sexualised discrimination and assault. Moreover, TU Darmstadt’s objective is to prevent such actions with appropriate measures.
This short film (in German) is particularly intended for students and it clearly illustrates TU Darmstadt’s stance on the topic of sexualised discrimination. Furthermore, the counselling offices present themselves and explain the achTUng campaign.
Points of Contact and Procedures
The campaign “achTUng!” on campus points out what is important to TU Darmstadt: that all TU members stand up for each other and work together against sexualised discrimination.