Equity Office

Equity Office
Equity Office

Preferred Names and Pronouns

In fostering environments of inclusion, asking, respecting, and using preferred names and preferred pronouns is important and has an immense impact on a students ability to feel included and valued. We recommend placing statements on your syllabus so student are able to refer back to the statements.


Knowing and applying the names and pronouns that students wish to use is a crucial part of developing a productive learning environment that fosters inclusion, and personal dignity. Please let me know your preferred name and pronoun anytime throughout the term. Please refer to me as Professor __________. My pronouns are _____and ______. If you have a preferred name or pronouns which you would like to share with me, please do so at any time during the course.

Sample Statement