This course affirms people of all gender expressions and gender identities. If your name is different than what is on the class roster, please let me know. Feel free to let me know your gender pronouns over email, in class, or in office hours, whatever your prefer. You can also update your name and pronouns in Canvas. See the Name Change resource from the Office of Student Services for more information about how you can update your name in various campus systems. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Caroline Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Caroline Davis (email@example.com), Associate Dean, Office of the Dean of Students, is also a resource to you if you are looking for additional support as an LGBTQ+ student on campus. (St. Olaf)
I am firmly committed to diversity and equality in all areas of campus life, including specifically members of the LGBTQ community. In this class I will work to promote an anti-discriminatory environment where everyone feels safe and welcome. I recognize that discrimination can be direct or indirect and take place at both institutional and personal levels. I believe that such discrimination is unacceptable and I am committed to providing an equitable learning environment by eliminating any and all discrimination, harassment, bullying, or victimization. The success of this policy relies on the support and understanding of everyone in this class. We all have a responsibility not to denigrate one another, or to participate in, or condone harassment or discrimination of any kind. (California State University, Chico)
Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender, gender variance, and nationalities. Class rosters are provided to the instructor with the student’s legal name. I will gladly honor your request to address you by an alternate name or gender pronoun. Please advise me of your name and pronouns early in the semester so that I may make appropriate changes to my records.
You can also update your name and pronouns in Canvas at any time. You can also review the Name Change resource from the Office of Student Services for more information about how you can update your name in various campus systems. If you are an LGBTQ+ student looking for additional support as you prepare to discuss your name or pronouns on campus, you are encouraged to contact Caroline Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Dean, Office of the Dean of Students. (Texas A&M)
Knowing and applying the names and pronouns that students wish to use is a crucial part of developing a productive learning environment that fosters safety, inclusion, personal dignity, and a sense of belonging across campus. Please let me know your name and pronoun anytime throughout the semester. (University of the Pacific)
Class rosters and University data systems are provided to faculty with the student’s legal name and legal gender marker. As a faculty member, I am committed to using your proper name and pronouns. We will take time during our first class together to do introductions, at which point you can share with all members of our learning community what name and pronouns you use, as you are comfortable. You can also update your name and pronouns in Canvas at any time. If you’re interested in updating your name in other campus systems, the Name Change resource from the Office of Student Services outlines your options. Additionally, if these change at any point during the semester, please let me know and, if you would like to, we can develop a plan to share this information with others in the class in a way that is safe for you.
If you are looking for additional support as you prepare to discuss your name or pronouns on campus, you are encouraged to contact Caroline Davis (email@example.com), Associate Dean, Office of the Dean of Students. (Northern Illinois University)
Language is gender-inclusive and non-sexist when we use words that affirm and respect how people describe, express, and experience their gender. Just as sexist language excludes women’s experiences, non-gender-inclusive language excludes the experiences of individuals whose identities may not fit the gender binary, and/or who may not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth. Identities including trans, intersex, and genderqueer reflect personal descriptions, expressions, and experiences. Gender-inclusive/non-sexist language acknowledges people of any gender (for example, first year student versus freshman, chair versus chairman, humankind versus mankind, etc.). It also affirms non-binary gender identifications, and recognizes the difference between biological sex and gender expression. Students, faculty, and staff may share their pronouns and names, and these gender identities and gender expressions should be honored.(University of Pittsburgh)