Confidential and trusted points of contact at TU Darmstadt
For a culture of respect and fairness

TU Darmstadt strives to maintain a culture of respect and fairness. You can and should call in the University’s trusted points of contact whenever you see this culture being disregarded and compromised. Trusted points of contact offer their assistance on a confidential basis and in accordance with professional standards. TU Darmstadt offers its assistance to you as person affected.

We do not want anyone at TU Darmstadt to live in fear of becoming a victim of violence, threats or stalking. This is why we established a Threat Management team that assesses threatening behaviour and takes appropriate measures.

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The Anti-Discrimination Office offers advice and guidance on a confidential bases in cases of discrimination, and is a point of contact for strategic and conceptional advice to prevent, avert or stop discrimination from happening. In addition, you can draw from its expertise on the various forms of discrimination.

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Sexualised discrimination and sexual assault are not tolerated at TU Darmstadt! TU Darmstadt encourages and supports an interaction that is respectful and based on equal opportunity between all people at the University.

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Conflicts arise wherever people work together and where various interests are at play. The BUBB Counselling services are available for employees and staff of TU Darmstadt.

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The Complaint Management team tries to help on a confidential, neutral and solution-oriented basis without a lot of red tape if there are any problems between students and the University regarding studies and teaching.

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Dr. Uta Zybell, the central Gender Equality Officer of TU Darmstadt, is the primary contact person for all employees, staff and students of TU Darmstadt who seek information, advice and support regarding gender equality.

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As a staff representative body, it is our job and intention to inform and represent all employees and staff comprehensively and competently. Upon request, we accompany you to all interviews and talks, be they in-house job interviews, meetings between conflicting parties or hearings. Naturally, all these meetings with members of the Staff Council are confidential.

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As an impartial and independent ombudsperson, Professor Eddie Koenders represents the rights of all international students at TU Darmstadt within and outside the University, e.g., in dealings with the authorities.

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The ombudspersons for good scientific practice are the first persons to consult informally and confidentially if you suspect scientific misconduct at TU Darmstadt.

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The representative body for people with special needs (Schwerbehindertenvertretung) supports and advises employees of TU Darmstadt with special needs. They assist you when completing applications at the authorities, when applying for rehab and reintegration measures or when your workplace needs to be adjusted to fit your needs.

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The Handicap project is the point of contact for members and associates of TU Darmstadt with chronic or temporary impairments where constructional, social or technical problems within TU Darmstadt arise. TU Darmstadt aims to increase accessibility step by step.

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The contact person for corruption prevention is responsible for advising, enlightening and raising awareness among members and associates of TU Darmstadt ; thus, helping to prevent corruption. Corruption can range from bribery and embezzlement to accepting an advantage.

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There are various points of contact and services for students offering advice, consultation and counselling regarding academic studies and personal matters.

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