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All Gender Restrooms

All-Gender Restroom Signs (Photo: Marian Sorge)
[Image description: Several colorful all-gender restroom signs are arranged side by side on a wooden floor]

All-Gender Restroom Signs (Photo: Marian Sorge) [Image description: Several colorful all-gender restroom signs are arranged side by side on a wooden floor]

Why all-gender restrooms?

Toilets in public buildings - unlike toilets in private rooms - are usually segregated by gender, based on a binary understanding of gender: There are women's and men's toilets. In addition, it is not uncommon for stereotypical attributions to be made, for example when changing tables and hygiene containers are located exclusively in the women's toilets. This can present problems for diverse individuals, causing stress and discomfort, and can lead to experiences of discrimination.

There are many and very diverse people studying and working at our university. The MLU values this diversity and actively takes steps to protect against discrimination. In order to allow everyone to use the restroom without stress or discrimination, the MLU provides all-gender restrooms on all campuses in addition to men's and women's restrooms. People of all gender identities can use these.

Different people can benefit from the provision of all-gender restrooms, for example:

  • a person with a non-binary gender identity
  • a father who wants to diaper his daughter
  • a trans* man who is menstruating
  • a woman with disabilities who has a male assistant whose help she needs to go to the bathroom
  • a parent with children of different genders

To accommodate all of these life situations, as well as legal requirements, the MLU specifically, but not exclusively, reclassified wheelchair-accessible restrooms that have changing tables as all-gender restrooms.

All persons who feel more comfortable in binary-separated restrooms will continue to find an offering of separate men's and women's restrooms. There also continues to be an offering of wheelchair accessible restrooms that are not used as all-gender restrooms. All restrooms have clear signage to allow you to locate the appropriate restroom.

You can identify the all-gender restrooms by the eye-catching colorful signage. Each sign is individually unique while having commonalities that it shares with all signs. On each sign you will also find a QR code that you can use to access this website.


Locations

All Gender Restrooms can be found at the following locations:

Universitätsplatz and surroundings

LocationAddressNotes
AudimaxUniversitätsplatz 1First floor,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
Student Council (StuRa)Universitätsplatz 7First floor,
with changing table and toilet stool,
to access the building during opening hours please ring the bell
Center for Teacher Education (ZLB)Dachritzstraße 122nd upper floor,
single cabin,
Coming from the staircase, first go straight and turn right at the end of the corridor. At the end of this corridor, the restroom is located on the right side.
Staff Unit Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office, Institute for Japanese Studies et al.Dachritzstraße 123rd upper floor,
single cabin,
Coming from the staircase, first go straight and turn right at the end of the corridor. At the end of this corridor, the restroom is located on the right side.
Institute for MusicDachritzstraße 64th floor,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible,
with changing table
Institute for MusicKleine Marktstraße. 73rd floor,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible,
with changing table
International Office, InGra, Legal OfficeUniversitätsring 19/201st floor

Steintor-Campus

LocationAddressNotes
Student self-managed space (SSR)Adam-Kuckoff-Str. 34aFirst floor,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
Institute for English/American StudiesAdam-Kuckoff-Str. 351st floor,
room 1.06.0,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible,
with changing table
Institute of SociologyEmil-Abderhalten-Str. 26–271st upper floor,
Room 1.07.0,
entrance C3,
3 standing and 3 sitting toilets
Institut for PsychologyEmil-Abderhalten-Str. 26–273rd floor,
room 3.01.0,
with hair washbasin
LibraryEmil-Abderhalden-Str. 25First Floor,
room E.05.0,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible,
with changing table
GSZLudwig-Wucherer-Str. 2First floor,
entrance A3,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible,
with changing table

Franckesche Stiftungen

LocationAddressNotes
Institute of TheologyFranckesche Stiftungen, House 30First floor,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible,
with changing table
ULB, Lernwerkstatt, Institutes for School Pedagogy and Elementary School Didactics, Rehabilitation Pedagogy, Catholic Theology and its DidacticsFranckesche Stiftungen, House 31First floor,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible,
with changing table

Weinberg Campus and Campus Heide Süd

LocationAddressNotes
BiologicumWeinbergweg 102nd floor,
room 339,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
LibraryVon-Danckelmann-Platz 11st floor,
room 1.08.0,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible,
with changing table
Institute for ChemistryVon-Danckelmann-Platz 42nd floor,
room 2.27.0,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
Institute of Earth Sciences and GeographyVon-Seckendorff-Platz 3First floor,
room H3 0.23,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
Institute for MathematicsTheodor-Lieser-Str. 5First floor,
Room E.04.0,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible,
with changing table
Auditorium buildingTheodor-Lieser-Str. 9First floor,
Room E 12.0,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
ITZKurt-Mothes-Str. 1First floor,
room E.15.0,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
Institute for ChemistryKurt-Mothes-Str. 2First floor,
room 044,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
Protein CenterKurt-Mothes-Str. 3aFirst floor,
room E.02.0,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible

Medical Campus

LocationAddressNotes
Institute for MedicineMagdeburger Straße 8First floor,
room 3442-E00-011
University HospitalErnst-Grube-Straße 40room M08.U02.11 / 8911-U02--221

Other Locations

LocationAddressNotes
Harz-MensaHarz 41First floor,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
Institute for Ethnology/PhilosophyReichardtstr. 11First floor,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible
Institute for Oriental StudiesMühlweg 15First floor,
single cabin,
wheelchair accessible

Contact

Do you have questions or feedback about the all-gender restrooms at MLU? You have noticed that the information on this website does not match the conditions on site? Are you aware of other all-gender restrooms at MLU that are not yet listed here? Or you would like to add more all-gender restrooms at your location?
Feel free to contact the Anti-Discrimination Prevention and Counseling Center with your concerns.


Funding

The installation of the all-gender toilets is realized within the framework of the FEMPOWER project at MLU. FEMPOWER@MLU is a project funded by the European Union and the state of Saxony-Anhalt as part of the state-wide program FEMPOWER Saxony-Anhalt.

Logos FEM POWER

Logos FEM POWER

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