Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice creates an environment where all persons are treated equally and with respect and where fundamental rights and freedoms such as the right to life and health, the inviolability of the person and his/her privacy, and the right to preserve human dignity are respected, along with personal honour and reputation, freedom of thought, conscience, religion and expression, as well as freedom of scientific enquiry and artistic creation of all staff and students, regardless of their occupation, function, field of study, form and year of study. It rejects discrimination on the basis of race, ethnic origin, nationality, ideology, religion, belief, world view, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical handicap, language, social origin, or property. It treats everyone with respect, regardless of socio-cultural differences. It observes the principle of equal treatment and equal opportunities. It rejects any form of sexual harassment.