Language Use: Written and Oral Communication on Campus

All written and oral communications of administrators, faculty, staff, and students should be consistent with the University’s belief that all persons are sacred. Language used on campus should respect the dignity and inherent worth of every individual regardless of age, ethnic or racial identification, gender, mental or physical ability, religious persuasion, sexual orientation, and social class. To be encouraged is language which does not perpetuate stereotypes or unfairly characterize any individuals on the basis of group identification.