School Bans Use of Gender Greetings ‘Ms.’ and ‘Mr.’

January 30, 2015

By Veronica Elliot at The Christian Times

A New York City school has made the decision to go gender-neutral, reportedly encouraging staff to no longer use gender-specific salutations when greeting colleagues or students.

The City University of New York [CUNY] announced this week that it has notified professors and other members of staff in the school's graduate program that they may no longer refer to students with gender-related titles like "Ms." Or "Mr."

"Effective Spring 2015, the (graduate center's) policy is to eliminate the use of gendered salutations and references in correspondence to students, prospective students, and third parties," the memo reads, according to the Wall Street Journal. "Accordingly, Mr. and Ms. should be omitted from salutations...