Student Handbook: Inclusive Language at Holy Cross 13-14

Category: Other Speech Codes School: College of the Holy Cross Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Holy Cross is committed to achieving a proficiency in the use of sex-inclusive language. Students are asked to speak and write inclusively when preparing assignments, in classroom presentations, in their contribution to campus publications, and as representatives of the College at public events. For example, where appropriate, generic use of the pronoun “he” should be replaced with either “he or she” or an alternate sex-blind construction; neutral terms such as chair should replace chairman; the use of titles should be standardized. Any questions regarding the inclusive language usage can be addressed to the Affirmative Action Officer.

Download full policy