This policy applies to SUNY Geneseo Employees, Students, Auxiliary Organizations (Campus Auxiliary Services, Research Foundation), and Contractors.
This policy advances SUNY Geneseo’s institutional commitment to inclusion by minimizing gender biased language and explicitly affirming that people of all genders are welcome. It is important to note that the College conceptualizes gender on a spectrum which extends beyond a man/woman binary. As such, gender-inclusive and gender-neutral language allows greater intentionality and accuracy.
Gender-inclusive language should be used in official publications, announcements, forms, catalogues, websites, correspondence, and documents publicizing or delivering information about the State University of New York, College at Geneseo.
For guidance on navigating gendered language, visit the inclusive language utilization guidelines page in the College style-guide at go.geneseo.edu/genderneutrallanguage
Frequency of Review and Update
Every 2 years
Date of Approval