Since 2012, TU Dortmund University has held the distinction of being an audited university. The audit "Shaping Diversity" was announced in 2011 by the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft), and the TU Dortmund was one of eight universities selected nationwide. This auditing process was the first to address the issue of diversity at universities in Germany.
For the auditing procedure of the Ministry of Science of North Rhine-Westphalia "Shaping Diversity in North Rhine-Westphalia", which was launched in 2013, the TU Dortmund University of Technology provided advice to the universities to be audited in the subject area of studies, teaching and disability.
Information on the further development of the TU Dortmund University in the area of diversity since the first audit in 2012 is provided in the second self-report of the TU Dortmund University on the re-audit "Shaping Diversity" of 22.11.2017.
In 2018, the TU Dortmund successfully passed the re-audit "Shaping Diversity".