New policy statement on gender inclusive language

Please read this message from Etta Pisano on promoting and implementing the new policy.

The Provost’s Office has asked for our assistance in promoting and implementing the new Policy Statement on Gender Inclusive Language.  The Policy Statement reads as follows and is intended to help the campus become an even more respectful community:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.  Consistent with that commitment, gender inclusive terms (chair; first year student; upper-level student, etc.) should be used on University documents, websites and policies.  A guidance handout (Gender-Sensitive Language) may be found on the UNC Writing Center website at:

We have been encouraged to alter documents, policies, websites, and other materials to comply with this policy.

Many thanks,

Etta D. Pisano, MD
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Kenan Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering


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