The Equal Opportunities Council is a consultative Senate committee of the University of Konstanz that deals with all matters of equality between men and women and diversity in research and teaching. Professors, members of non-professorial academic staff and the faculties, students as well as Officers like Equal Opportunities Representatives, Representative for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses, Head of Equal Opportunities Office. It is chaired by the Equal Opportunities Representative. Professors and members of non-professorial academic staff are voted into office by the senate for two-year terms. Students are selected for one year terms.