Pronouns and Inclusive Language

Pronouns and Inclusive Language: Resources for the Columbia Community

Proper use of gender identity terms, including pronouns, is an essential way to create inclusive communities, particularly for transgender and nonbinary people. This page provides information about pronouns, gender identity and other resources at Columbia. Currently, students can share their pronouns with classmates, faculty, and instructors in Courseworks.* Below are instructions for sharing and viewing pronouns in Courseworks, as well as background information about why pronouns matter.

Why Pronouns Matter

This video is a short primer on pronoun use at Columbia, with some quick suggestions for how to be an ally to transgender and nonbinary members of our University community.