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Affirmative Action – Gender-Inclusive Language Policy

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Approved By:
Cabinet
Effective Date:
05-08-2018
Revised Date:
03-08-2021
Policy Owner:
Chief Diversity Officer
Office Number:

Scope

This policy applies to SUNY Geneseo Employees, Students, Auxiliary Organizations (Campus Auxiliary Services, Research Foundation), and Contractors.

Policy Statement

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.

Definitions

Policy

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

Periodic Review Completed:  
03-05-2021

Approval

Signed By  
robbie routenberg

robbie routenberg
Chief Diversity Officer
05-18-2018

Date of Approval