Safety on campus

The University of Göttingen strives to create a safe campus for all students and members of the university. However, the statistics show that students and other members of the university feel unsafe on the campus after dark and outside the main hours.

The "Guideline on the Prevention of and Protection against Sexualised Harassment and Violence" is the foundation for the work of the University and the University Medical Center against sexism and sexualized assaults.

The Equal Opportunities Office, the Depatment of Real Estate and Facility Management and the Departement for Public Relations have joined to create the flyer "Safety on campus". This flyer includes general safety tips as well as information on security watches, intercoms, illuminated roads and contact points.

In addition, the Equal Opportunities Office provides information on safety, sexual harassment at the workplace and violence against women through events, poster campaigns and other activities.

In cooperation with the Departement for University sports and the HR Departement, the Equal Opportunities Office offers assertiveness and self-defence trainings. Individual faculties also offer similar trainings.

Current programm for assertiveness trainings

On November 25, the International Day against Violence against Women, the Frauenforum Göttingen, which the Equal Opportunities Office is part of, wants to draw attention to violence agains woman and girls. Since 2001, the Frauenforum has regularly organized events and activities.