“Equity and Access: Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Names and Pronouns” Policy
This new administrative policy aligns with those commitments to non-discriminatory programs, activities, and facilities, and promotes a respectful University community free from discrimination based on gender identity or expression. The policy addresses the following.
- Name, gender identity, and pronouns: Addresses the use of a specified name, gender identity, pronoun and other gendered personal references used to refer to an individual.
- Privacy: specifies who should have access to pronouns, gender identify, and legal sex of a student maintained in University records and the need to maintain the privacy of this information.
- Data collection: covers the need to specify at time of collection the reason for the information collection and how it will be used. Disclosures are only required when it’s legally mandated or when there is a legitimate University-related reason for the request.
- Programs, activities, and facilities: provides specifics around accessing University housing, restrooms, locker rooms, camp programs and recreation services and activities. This includes accessing gender-specific facilities that correspond with an individual’s gender identity.
The full policy statement can be found here on the University policy website.
For frequently asked questions, visit here.
Introduction to Pronouns
Educational Resources About Gender Identity, Gender Expression, & Pronouns
Folder containing resources and documents for pronoun education.
Information about the usage of nonbinary pronouns in writing.
Website providing resources and information on personal pronouns
They/Them Project is a collection of photographs, podcasts, and video interviews, produced to inform and educate all about gender identity.
Minus18 provides an online tool allowing users to practice using different pronouns.
A Special Thank You
This policy resulted from a robust, systemwide consultative process, and we are grateful to all who provided feedback and input. We are also grateful to the Trans Advisory & Action Team and the many transgender and gender non-conforming community members whose advocacy and education efforts laid the groundwork for this policy.