All-Gender-Toilets - What for?

Leuphana University of Lüneburg is committed to creating good learning, working and research conditions in the sense of a gender- and diversity-sensitive and appreciative university culture.

Recognising social diversity and enabling participation is reflected not least in access to adequate and safe toilet facilities. This concerns not only issues of accessibility, but also issues of gender diversity. Currently, most toilets in public buildings are divided into women's and men's toilets. However, this binary-only division can make it difficult for a number of people to feel comfortable and safe in their place of work or study, and does not provide sufficient protection against discrimination for trans*, inter* and non-binary people in particular.

A comic on page 16 in the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna's 2019 handout "Trans, Inter*, nicht binär Lehr- und Lernräume an Hochschulen gestalten." provides an insight into the issue.

Which WC-options are there?

Leuphana University of Lüneburg would like to offer different target groups a variety of WC options for different needs. In order to meet these already existing needs, the target group for the existing gender-separated toilets will be expanded to include two additional usage concepts. The new toilet concept at Leuphana ensures that gender-separated toilets and barrier-free toilets will remain available. In addition, these will be supplemented by toilets with the designation "all-gender toilet" and "toilet for all".

The "all-gender toilet" can be used explicitly by people of all genders. The decision is left to the users themselves. Two variants are offered: One has only seated toilets and one also has urinals. Both toilet variants are equipped with hygiene containers.

In addition, there will be "WC for all", which are designed as gender-neutral individual sanitary rooms, are lockable and thus offer more privacy. A washbasin and containers for the disposal of hygiene articles are available in the toilet rooms. "WC for all" are barrier-free, accessible and partly equipped with a changing table.

Where to find these toilets?

In a pilot phase, "all-gender toilets" will be tested in the central building, in building 11 and in two to three other buildings and then implemented for the entire campus. In the medium term, the goal is to provide one "all-gender toilet" or one "toilet for all" per building.

All-Gender-WC with sitting toilets

  • Central building, 1st floor: Room 132/133
  • Central building, 3rd floor: room 344/345
  • Central building, 5th floor: Room 539/540
  • Building 4, room 010
  • Building 9, in the lecture hall corridor, room 011
  • Building 9, 1st floor, room 113
  • Building 12, room 005
  • Building 14, room 017

All-Gender-WC with urinals

  • Central building, 1st floor: Room: 130/131
  • Central building, 3rd floor: Room: 342/343
  • Central building, 5th floor: room: 537/538
  • Building 9, 1st floor, room 114
  • Building 11, 1st floor, room 119
  • Building 12, room 011
  • Building 13, room 018
  • Building 14, room 015

WC for all

  • In the library foyer in room 044 incl. changing table
  • Building 4, room 011
  • Building 9, in the lecture hall corridor, room 007
  • Building 10, room 009 incl. changing table
  • Building 11, room 023 incl. changing table

contact and feedback

Do you have questions or feedback? Your feedback is very important to us. Please feel free to contact us.

You can also give us your feedback anonymously. Please use this form to do so.