Student Handbook: Inclusive Language at Holy Cross

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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. Questions regarding usage of inclusive language can be directed to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Office of Multicultural Education and/or the Office of Title IX Initiatives.

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