The Geography Department is committed to the free democratic principles based on the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany. This results in the obligation not to tolerate actions and statements such as insults, racism, any violence, assaultive behavior as well as discrimination based on gender, origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disabilities and handicaps as well as ideology (as long as this does not contradict the free democratic basic order and/or is to be classified as extremist) and to actively take a stand against it.
The event is to be organized in a discrimination- and barrier-sensitive manner in order to ensure inclusive participation. If there are needs that are not taken into account in the planning, we generally ask the participants to point them out to us at any time. Any form of discrimination, assaultive behavior, violence and bullying will lead to exclusion from the event.

The concept should be applied at events of the Geography Department (e.g. the Geo-Party) as well as at events in cooperation with other departments.

Before the party:
Already at the time of the invitation to the event, the principles of the Geography Student Council are pointed out on all channels through which the event is also communicated (e.g. email, WhatsApp, Instagram, website, posters). At least in an abbreviated way, these should appear as text. For example:
“The event is organized in a non-discriminatory and barrier-sensitive manner to ensure inclusive participation. If there are needs that are not considered in the planning, please feel free to point them out to us at any time. Any form of discrimination, assaultive behavior and violence will lead to exclusion from the event.”
The responsible organizers are obliged to find awareness representatives for the planned event. Care should be taken to ensure that at least two people of different genders take on this role at all times throughout the event. It is fine if a team of awareness officers is formed and the tasks are taken on in shifts.
In advance, it should be clarified with the organizer if a safe(r) space is available. If not, the environment should be considered and a retreat outside the club should be found.
Furthermore, posters should be put up that draw attention to Awareness, the Awareness Team and possible Safe(r) Spaces. The posters also draw attention to the principles of the student council and also include important telephone numbers and the safe word “Luisa”.
It is also pointed out that people who cannot afford to attend for financial reasons will be supported by the student council (see concept on financial support of the student council).

During the party:
Awareness officers are to be recognized by wearing a student council t-shirt/sweater. Accordingly, all other student council members should not wear a student council t-shirt/sweater. However, if the Organizational and A-Team decides to identify the Awareness Officers in another way, this is also possible.
Awareness Officers must remain sober and alert during their period of responsibility.
It would be useful to maintain good contact with the bouncers. For example, they could be asked from time to time during the evening if everything is okay.
The rest of the student council members present should remain as vigilant as possible despite the presence of awareness officers and, if necessary, intervene in critical situations or call in other people (awareness officers/organizers) to resolve the situation.

After the event:
After the ride, the event should be evaluated by the participants. The goal is to give space to unnoticed and unseen perspectives in order to continuously improve the event. It should be determined whether people felt comfortable at the event, what they liked about it and what they would like to see improved.
It is pointed out (again) that people who felt unfairly treated by members of the student council can contact the awareness email.