Union Institute and University

Use of Gender Neutral Language

Effective July 1, 2014, as revised

Union Institute & University adheres to a policy of using gender neutral language in all communications generated by any part of the institution. UI&U believes that this practice is dictated by the university’s mission and values.

Students are encouraged to use gender neutral language in work related to their programs, recognizing that use of gender specific terms may be needed for certain subject matter. For example, a paper about women’s rights would use gender specific language; a paper about cyber-bullying should not.