The University should be a place where colleagues and students can be themselves and be treated with dignity, respect, and kindness.
One of the ways that everyone can help to achieve that is to be proactive in their use of pronouns.
Pronouns are how people refer to themselves, such as he/she. Some people prefer they/them or ze/zir.
Using someone’s preferred pronouns shows your respect for how they would like to be addressed and that you see them as a person. Using the wrong pronoun can hurt and can be disrespectful.
1. Ask people what their pronoun is just as you would ask a preferred name (in conversation and in documentation).
2. Use that pronoun.
3. Include your pronouns in your email signature.
4. Introduce yourself with your pronoun, for example, at the start of a meeting.
You can add ‘(hi/ei) | (she/her)’ after your name or
'Fy rhagenwau i yw ‘hi/ei' | My pronouns are she/her’
You can add ‘(ef/fe/ei) | (he/him)’ after your name or
'Fy rhagenwau i yw ef /fe/ei | My pronouns are he/him’
You can add ‘(nhw/eu) | (they/them)’ after your name or
'Fy rhagenwau i yw nhw/eu | My pronouns are they/them’