Equal opportunities at FAU
The growing diversity of students means the University has to raise awareness about stereotypes, eliminate discrimination and encourage discussion about diversity. Diversity scouts are students available to help other students (peers) in a wide variety of situations they may be confronted with, whether to do with studying or life in general. They are there to help students start studying and find their feet at FAU, paying special attention to students from various age groups, with migration experience, an international background, with disabilities, responsibility of caring for relatives, with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities or without any family tradition of attending university and helping them network with other students.
Diversity Scouts hope to increase awareness of diversity among students and promote equal opportunities at FAU. They are trained by the Office of Equality and Diversity and can help you find the right advice, training or funding options for your individual study situation. In addition, you can consult them if you would like to network or organise an event in the Learning Lab aimed at contributing to an increasingly anti-discriminatory culture at the University.
Diversity Scouts offer consultations in the faculties or in the Learning Lab in the University Library. You can also get in touch with them online.
Online consultation hours
Even if the office hours in the university library have to be cancelled, the Diversity Scouts are still available! You can always send us an E-mail. We now offer you an online referral service during the previous office hours! Via video chat we can help you with your concerns. The times are as follows:
Monday, 4 – 6 pm
Tuesday, 10 – 12 o’clock
Wednesday, 4 – 6 pm
Thursday, 4 – 6 pm
Just write us an informal mail and we will send you the link to the meeting.
Are you interested in becoming a Siversity Scout? More information is available on the Office of Equality and Diversity website