Discrimination and conflicts on the basis of age

The university provides information and advice for anyone who experiences discrimination and conflicts on the basis of

  • gender
  • gender identity or sexual orientation
  • origin, religion, belief or racial prejudice
  • age
  • disabilities or chronic illnesses

Insults, favoritism or discrimination come in various shapes and with different ramifications: Two opposing parties, especially those directly affected, are often unsure about how to assess conflicts and potential reactions.

The Vice Rector for International Affairs, Equal Opportunity and Diversity serves as the university’s contact person for anti-discrimination and carries corresponding institutional responsibility within the Rectorate as per § 4 para. 10 Landeshochschulgesetz LHG (state law on higher education). She works to ensure "that all university members are protected from discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion or belief". Moreover, she is responsible for the various contact points you can turn to confidentially for advice or just to have someone to talk to.

Equal Opportunity Office
Marion Woelki, director
Phone: +49 7531  88-2032
Email: marion.woelki@uni-konstanz.de
Website: Equal Opportunity Office

Diversity coordinator

Roxane Soergel
Room: E 616
Office hours: by appointment
Phone: +49 7531 88 -5301

  • Responsibilities:
    • Advises on all issues to do with discrimination on the basis of age
  • Qualification:
    • Sociologist
    • currently receiving further training in counselling
  • Legal framework:
    • LHG § 2, (3 and 4)
    • Anti-discrimination policy
    • Equal opportunity plan