Gender Pronouns

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The use of pronouns is an important way that we represent our personal identities. Using the correct pronouns when referring to someone else is a sign of respect and acceptance for that person’s identity. Ignoring pronouns or using the wrong pronouns, particularly when done with intent, can cause great distress for a person and may lead to dysphoria, exclusion, and feelings of being disrespected and oppressed.

To help prevent misrepresentation, provide clarity for others and also to promote an affirming and inclusive community, many people choose to share which pronouns they should be addressed by when indicating their names and titles. This web page acts as a resource on how to leverage CSB/SJU’s available technologies to indicate one's own pronouns.


Add Gender Pronouns in Zoom

Personal pronouns can be shared within Zoom meetings. This can be done either by adding pronouns to your participant name within a meeting or by adding them to your Zoom account which will apply to all Zoom meetings. Watch the video below for instructions on how to add pronouns within Zoom.


Add Gender Pronouns in Canvas

Personal pronouns can be quickly added to a user's Canvas profile which will be reflected within the greater Canvas environment. Watch the video below for instructions on how to add pronouns within Canvas.


Add Gender Pronouns in Outlook with Signatures

By leveraging Microsoft Outlook's email signature feature, one's personal pronouns can be shared as part of an email message. Watch the video below for instructions on how to add pronouns to signatures within Microsoft Outlook.