LGBTIQ - diversity of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation

Bern University of Applied Sciences is committed to equal opportunities for LGBTIQ persons. We aim to create a safe and non-discriminatory learning and working environment for LGBTIQ students and employees.

What does LGBTIQ stand for?

LGBTIQ+ is an English acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer. You can find more information and explanations about definitions here.

Factsheet on change of first names and form of address for trans persons

Situation at the outset

Transidentity is when a person does not fully or partially identify with the gender assigned at birth based on physical characteristics. Trans people at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH may adjust their first names and form of address in the central administrative systems during their studies or work and also request a subsequent adjustment of degree documents and certificates of employment (amendment).

Application

In order for BFH to make the changes or issue new documents, the person concerned must submit a written application. All current and former students and employees are eligible to apply.

The offices check the application with regard to the identity of the applicant and completeness. They initiate the necessary adjustment steps and issue a confirmation when this process is completed.

You will find all further information on the factsheet.

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For students from continuing education

LGBTIQ in language

Using gender-inclusive and gender-fair language leads to a more accurate description, represents all genders, counteracts discrimination and thus contributes to unambiguous wording.

You can find more information here.