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Counseling for students

The main task of the Office for Anti-discrimination and Diversity (ADiS) is the independent and confidential counseling and support of students who have experienced discrimination and/ or bias at the Philipps-Universität Marburg.

You can also make use of the counseling if you are not sure whether discrimination/bias has happened to you. In a joint conversation, we can clarify and sort out what has happened and what options you have for action.

Telephone consultation (+49 6421/ 28-26446) is available from Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 16:30. 

Information on other digital counseling services can be found below.

  • What is discrimination?

    Discrimination is the disadvantaging of people because of one of the following characteristics:

    - Gender
    - Racist attributions
    - Age
    - Disability or chronic illness
    - Sexual orientation
    - Religion or belief
    - Social origin
    - Appearance

    The decisive factor for discrimination/bias is the result and not the motive (intention, thoughtlessness, general administrative practice, etc.).

    Sexual harassment and sexual violence, bullying, and stalking are special forms of discrimination.

    Witnesses of discrimination and disadvantage can also make use of the counseling service to find out about possibilities of support for those affected.

  • Principles of counseling

    Counseling focuses on the person seeking advice, on their experiences, and on their perspectives. Counseling is guided by the following principles:

    - Confidentially
    - Independence
    - Respect
    - Partiality toward the person seeking advice
    - Living conditions
    - Orientation toward resources
    - Solution orientation
    - Empowerment

  • Graduate students

    Graduate Students at Philipps-Universität can also make use of the ADiS counseling service. Whether there is a legal claim in the sense of the General Equal Treatment Act can be clarified in an initial conversation.

  • Digital counseling options

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Antidiscrimination Office has expanded its online counseling services.

    Confidentiality and quality of counseling continue to be our top priority.

    Open office hour in the ILIAS chat room of ADiS:
    Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, you can ask questions, make appointments, or take advantage of a short counseling session in a private chat room.

    Counseling by video conference:
    You are welcome to make an appointment of a face-to-face video counseling session. The web conference provider BigBlueButton is used for counseling and consulting.
    This service is operated by the University Computer Center on its own servers. The UCC does not have any access to the data entered or left behind during video conferences. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions regarding the data security and privacy of the video conference service.