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To ensure that people who do not assign themselves to one gender or who are in a gender transition process can enter the facilities without any problems, the TU Dortmund University of Technology has developed a concept for gender-neutral toilet facilities.

  • New conception of toilet facilities
    In the process, the gender designations are first removed from all individual toilets and a symbol for "sitting toilet" or "standing toilet" is attached. In the case of new construction measures, both individual toilets are planned and multiple toilet facilities are built in such a way that the cubicles can be reached without passing through the standing toilets. In this way, the workplace ordinance, which has not yet been adapted, can be complied with and future re-declaration made possible.

More information:

In an Interview on Juli 18, Juli 2019 , Dr. Ute Zimmermann reports in the UA Ruhr student newspaper "Kurt" how the toilet issue is dealt with at TU Dortmund University.

Locations on campus where gender-neutral single-occupancy restrooms can be found


  • Rudolph Chaudoire Pavilion (South Campus, Baroper Str. 297)
  • International Meeting Center (Campus North, Emil-Figge-Str. 59)
  • Sports Building (North Campus, Otto-Hahn-Str. 3) The handicapped locker room/restroom will be used temporarily as an all-gender locker room/restroom until the planned new sports building provides more gender-neutral locker room and restroom facilities.
  • Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 25
  • Martin-Schmeißer-Weg 4-8