The University of Luxembourg recognises and celebrates the richness that diversity brings to our student body and staff. As such, the University of Luxembourg is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status. The provision of our services, programs, and facilities does not discriminate against anyone. One of the fundamental values at the university is inclusivity and fairness.
It is important to remember that identity is unique to every individual. Gender identity is an individual’s understanding of their gender as it relates to societal norms. Gender identity is self-determined and separate from the biological sex assigned at birth.
The university respects all gender identities and is committed to tolerance zero to any form of gender-based discrimination, as stated in our Code of Conduct. We do not tolerate any discriminatory behaviour driven by homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, queerphobia, or interphobia (i.e. irrational hatred to or aversion towards homosexual, gay or lesbian; bisexual; queer; or intersex individuals). Similarly, we have tolerance zero to discriminatory or offensive behaviour and attitudes of intolerance, ignorance, or disregard.
In application to the Gender Equality policy, in the period 2021-2025, the university aims to:
- Promote awareness and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community on campus;
- Advise and support for LGBTQ+ identified students and staff;
- Provide networking and social opportunities for the LGBTQ+ in university campuses;
- Train staff about gender and sexual equity to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment;
- Advocate for change in policies, practices, and procedures across the campus to be more equitable to LGBT+ individuals.
To protect the safety and well-being of LGBTQ+ students and staff, the University of Luxembourg strongly encourages reporting any discrimination by victims and witnesses. Reports of discrimination can be made directly to the Inclusion Office and/or to the Ombudsman. These contact points will act in accordance with the university policies and procedures. Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the process to protect the privacy of the individuals involved.
Support and partnerships
University of Luxembourg LGBT+ Students’ Association
We offer a safe space for anyone who comes from a minority sexual/romantic/gender identity, so they can meet and go to accessible and inclusive events. We also campaign for the rights of LGBT+ people at the University and collaborate with the wider community.