Policy Glossary

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Name Description
Gender Binary

The idea that there are only two genders – man/woman – and believing that a person's gender is only possible as one or the other (and must be strictly either/or).

Gender Expression

The way in which an individual outwardly expresses or reflects their gender identity to others. (ex. appearance, dress, and/or behavior)

Gender Identity

An individual’s personal sense of gender, which may be the same or different from their sex.

Gender-Based Violence

Violence or threats that happen because of someone’s sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other related characteristics. Gender-based violence is an umbrella term that includes domestic violence, sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence, and can also include stalking or human trafficking.

Governance Policies

Policies developed by College Senate and similar shared governance entities.