Inclusive Language

Written and spoken language used by students and faculty when referring to humanity shall be gender inclusive. It shall avoid perpetuation of derogatory stereotypes such as those based on gender, age, race, ethnicity, ability, religion, sexual orientation, or birth or family status.

Language about God is primarily analogical and metaphorical. Written and spoken language referring to God shall therefore avoid exclusive use of masculine language and imagery. When speaking and writing about God, students and faculty shall draw on the diverse and expansive images used in Scripture, tradition, and the arts.