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Gender Inclusive Language Policy

Gender Inclusive Language Policy:

(located in the FASRP p. 115)

In accordance with the equal opportunity statement of the University and in order to develop and maintain a more inclusive environment, the University of Wisconsin?Eau Claire encourages its students, faculty, staff, and administration to use non-sexist language in instances where sex is irrelevant. (See examples)

In accordance with the equal opportunity statement of the University and in order to develop and maintain a more inclusive environment, the University of Wisconsin?Eau Claire encourages its students, faculty, staff, and administration to use non-gendered language in instances where gender is irrelevant.(See examples)

It is important to note the distinction between the terms "gender" and "sex". Though often used interchangeably, these terms refer to two different concepts: "sex"refers to one's biological sex, which includes one's sex organs as well as biochemistry, while "gender" refers to how one self identifies. (US 4/13)

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