The Working Group on Equal Opportunities is responsible for counteracting discrimination by university members and advising and providing guidance and support to university employees and governing bodies on issues related to equal opportunity (§ 42 Par. 1 UG, Universities Act). The working group is also concerned with the advancement of women (§ 42 Par. 1 UG, Universities Act in conjunction with § 41 Par. 2 B-GlBG, Equal Treatment Act). To carry out its work, it has been granted extensive rights to information, control and participation.