For Self-Determination and Respectful Relationships

In today’s society, people are still continually subjected to insults, discrimination, and violence due to their gender or sexual identity. Universities are no exception. The sexual boundaries of students, employees, and visitors can be violated here, too, and they can be exposed to verbal or physical harassment or assault.

“Freie Universität Berlin actively supports respectful relationships between all students, employees, and other people associated with the university. It is the university’s responsibility to guarantee that people’s personal rights and boundaries are respected and protected. I hope you will help support the university in its efforts to fulfill this responsibility and encourage people who experienced sexualized discrimination and/or violence to report offenses and seek help. (Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt, former president of Freie Universität Berlin)

The information you find here explains what constitutes sexualized harassment, discrimination, and violence as well as where you can find help and support to hopefully prevent them from ever happening. The website also includes information about available counseling services for harassed and assaulted people and laws against sexualized discrimination and sexualized violence.