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.