Equal Opportunity Committee

The Equal Opportunity Committee (Comitato Unico di Garanzia, CUG) is the University board that protects, enhances and promotes the dignity and rights of individuals in the context of work, study and research activities.

The Committee co-operates with the Confidential Counsellor, the Head of Workplace Safety and Health and the Occupational Physician, within the University, as well as with the provincial and national equality counsellors, in the local area. It promotes a culture of equality, and individual wellbeing and empowerment through:

The five fundamental tasks of the Committee

  1. Promoting equality of treatment and removing inequalities, to create conditions of equal opportunities in the University
  2. Preventing discrimination, whether direct or indirect, due to gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, disability, religion, language
  3. Countering any aggressive or vexatious behaviour and any form of moral or psychological violence, monitoring the conditions, organizational factors and events that may lead to such behaviour
  4. Preventing mobbing, promoting codes of conduct, undertaking preventive and corrective actions
  5. Submitting any cases to the competent offices.


The Committee has 24 members, of which 12 are chosen from teachers and technical, administrative and librarian staff, and 12 from trade union representatives. It is led by a president, appointed by the Rector and the General Manager.

For matters of interest to the students, the Committee is integrated from time to time by a number of their representatives, equal to half of each of the other components.

For more information, please refer to the Code of equal opportunities between men and women, in accordance with article 6 of law no. 246 of 28 November 2005 - Legislative Decree 198/2006

President of the Committee

Sara Valaguzza

Representatives of the administration

  • Sara Valaguzza - member
  • Paola Mattei - alternate
  • Monica Barsi - member
  • Daniela Milani - alternate
  • Francesca Marinelli - member, anti-mobbing policies
  • Giada Ragone - alternate
  • Maria di Nardo - member
  • Paola Lupi - alternate
  • Giulia Abbate - member
  • Filomena Cicora - alternate
  • Esther Valzano - member
  • Annalisa Corno - alternate

Trade union representatives

Paola Languzzi - member
Paola Papagna - alternate

Daniela Ghezzi - member
Raffaella Atti - alternate

Federazione UIL SCUOLA RUA
Jean Masciullo - member
Laura Radogna - alternate

Marina Tassara - member
Mauro Pasini - alternate

USB Pubblico Impiego
Lidia Michelina De Marco - member
Valentino Albini - alternate

Simona Frisoli - member
Davide Vajani - alternate

Administration and regulations
Giulia Abate (responsible) Maria Di Nardo (responsible), Daniela Milani, Mauro Pasini, Francesca Marinelli, Marina Tassara, Simona Tosca, Davide Vajani

Simona Frisoli, Paola Languzzi, Francesca Marinelli (responsible), Paola Mattei, Mauro Pasini, Giada Ragone, Marina Tassara, Simona Tosca

Positive Action Plan - PAP monitoring
Giulia Abate, Annalisa Corno, Maria Di Nardo, Jean Masciullo (responsible), Paola Papagna, Mauro Pasini, Simona Tosca, Davide Vajani

Valentino Albini, Monica Barsi, Simona Frisoli, Paola Languzzi, Francesca Marinelli, Mauro Pasini, Marina Tassara, Simona Tosca, Esther Valzano (responsible)