Code of Conduct

of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna

Students, lecturers and members of the MUK want to treat each other with appreciation, acceptance and transparency as well as respect and openness. We maintain a non-discriminatory approach, regardless of social and ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, appearance, world view, religion, political conviction or physical condition.

The aim is to create a productive and fear-free study and work environment, both analogue and digital. The MUK should be a safe place for everyone who studies or works here.

Based on our self-image, all members of the MUK commit themselves to this value-based Code of Conduct for unconditional anti-discrimination and protection against physical, psychological and verbal transgressions.

In principle, assaults and harassment are borderline violations that another person experiences unintentionally. Unintentional events and behaviour can also violate the personal sphere of others.

Discrimination and assault have no place at our university. Therefore, we do not tolerate any form of harassment (whether verbal, physical or sexual), intimidation, bullying, stalking or humiliation of and by students, faculty or other members of MUK.

We respect the opinions and diversity of all individuals.

Art and research show, promote and convey social and societal values. For this reason, MUK as an art university feels a special responsibility to prevent and prosecute any form of assault and abuse of power.

We encourage anyone who feels discriminated against, rejected, harassed or intimidated to contact a person of trust, the head of the study programme, a representative of the Students Council (ÖH), the Working Group for Equal Opportunities or the works council.