Sexual Harassment & Bullying Counselling Office

Sexual Harassment & Bullying Counselling Office

For almost 20 years, the University of Vienna provides an official institution in the Counselling Office that offers psychological counselling in cases of sexual harrassment and bullying.

Target group

The Counselling Office is open to all employees and students.

Offer

Consultations are free of charge and confidential. If desired, it's also anonymous.

Capacity

The Counselling Office does not have any power to intervene or to impose sanctions.

The Counselling Office offers psychological counselling. No information is shared with anyone, not even within the university. The content of the counselling sessions remain confidential. For the official report of an incident, please contact the head of the Human Resources and Gender Equality unit, Mag. Irene Rottensteiner

"All members of the University – students as well as employees – have the right to be treated in a way that their dignity and personal integrity remain untouched. Mutual appreciation and respect are fundamental for equal opportunities and for a positive and motivating work and study environment, where everybody can develop further professionally and academically."
(Source: Brochure "Sexual harassment at the University of Vienna", p. 3)