In accordance with § 25 subpara. 3 and 4 of the Statute of Clausthal University of Technology, the equal opportunity officers form the Council of Equal Opportunity Officers. The full-time equal opportunity officer acts as the chairwoman. She represents the Council before the organs of the university and executes tasks in accordance with § 42 subpara 2 sentence 4 of the Higher Education Act of Lower Saxony (NHG, Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz). All part-time equal opportunity officers have equal rights, can deputize each other and share the tasks in accordance with §42 NHG.
The Council of Equal Opportunity Officers elects a deputy for the full-time equal opportunity officer.
The equal opportunity officer and her deputy must not belong to the staff council and may only be involved in personnel matters in their roles as equal opportunity officer and her deputy.