Together for Respect

If you have any questions about discrimination, bullying or sexual harassment, we suggest that students, staff and executives contact the Diversity & Inclusion Office. Our team provides expert advice on preventing discrimination, fostering inclusion and how to deal with specific incidents.

Fundamentals and Basic Principles

Protecting Personal Integrity at the University of St.Gallen

Kodex HSG

The seven principles of the HSG Ethics Code (Kodex HSG) provide clear guidance on how, as members of the HSG community, we want to deal with and treat each other — regardless of our roles and positions.

Support Services

Primary Contacts

For students (if possible):
Course lecturer, programme director, dean of studies

For staff (if possible):
Supervisor (line manager)

Secondary Contacts

Human Resources

Psychological Counselling Services

Diversity & Inclusion

Pastoral Care

Ombuds Office (external and independent advice)

Police 117

Ambulance Services 144

Crisis Hotline +41 58 178 54 44 (Crisis Intervention)

HSG Security Team (24/7, 365 days a year): 3333 (dial 071 224 33 33 if you are calling from off-campus)

Further Information

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Further Information on Sexualised Violence


Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention

The University of St.Gallen is committed to providing all its members with a safe and harassment-free environment. HSG students are encouraged to take the online course “Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention” (available on Canvas).

Prevention – "Consent - as simple as tea"

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Sexism and sexual harassment are an everyday reality in Swiss higher education. Numerous universities, research institutions and university-related organisations are therefore holding the first national Sexual Harassment Awareness Day on 23 March 2023. Featuring special events and activities across Switzerland, the Day aims to raise awareness of discrimination and provide concrete suggestions for action.

Awareness and knowledge help, whether you are a supervisor, victim or observer. Join our campaign and help to create an environment where everyone feels safe and respected. See the programm at HSG below for details and the national website

Sexual Harassment Awareness Day – Our Programme

  • WASH – Presentation of the outcomes of the Student Week Against Sexual Harassment (13-17 March 2023)
  • Presentation of the online training programme "Consent Matters. Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention"
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • HSG Counselling Services
  • Dean of Studies & Academic Affairs (10-10.50 a.m.)
  • Human Resources
  • Pastoral Care
  • Gender & Diversity Programme

Wintergarten (11-0051)

Which kinds of sexism do you encounter on campus? Which ones on social media in the HSG context? To what extent do these favour transgressive behaviour?

Host: Dr. Anna-Katrin Heydenreich, Diversity & Inclusion Office

Guest: Prof. Dr. Christa Binswanger, Professor of Gender & Diversity

Wintergarten (11-0051)

Sexual harassment is a complex societal problem. The talk considers its impacts on higher education and research – on manifold levels and for different actors.

Speakers: Dr. Bettina Palazzo (Business Ethics); Dr. Léïla Eisner & Dr. Tabea Hässler (Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel)

Language: English

Online Event or at Wintergarten (11-0051)

Featuring Stella Harper, Co-founder and Co-director of SpeakUpETH, and Lilian Fankhauser, Co-director of the Equal Opportunities Office and Sexual Harassment Officer at the University of Bern.

Speakers: Stella Harper; Lilian Fankhauser

Language: German

Online Event or at Wintergarten (11-0051)

Interactive performance featuring the “act-back” theatre group

Theater act-back goes beneath the surface of the dynamics of difficult situations. With their extraordinary method, they make a multi-layered, differentiated process of engagement possible. The impulse for the next scene emerges from the dialogue with the audience. The audience can thus actively influence and get involved without being on stage themselves.

11-0051 SQUARE (HT1)




Anna-Katrin Heydenreich


Fachspezialistin Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion
Rosenbergstrasse 51

9000 St. Gallen