Vanderbilt Faculty Senate, with support from Vanderbilt Student Government and trans/non-binary students on campus, worked to develop resources to give guidance on gender inclusivity in the classroom.
For general guidance on gender inclusivity, please see the Center for Teaching’s resource, “Teaching Beyond the Binary in the University Classroom.”
In addition, the Vanderbilt English Language Center created a pronoun guide as part of its mission to address the professional, academic, and practical language needs of students who have a first language other than English. The ELC hopes this guide will not only provide English-language learners the opportunity to better understand and participate in this campus initiative but will also help them make informed choices regarding their own pronoun usage.
Below is an additional resource developed by this group to give guidance on pronouns. LGBTQI Life has copies of this poster available if you would like to pick one up.
Please note that if a student, staff, or community member tells you that they do not want to disclose their pronouns or do not wish their pronouns to be public knowledge, you can continually refer to that person by their name only.