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.
Information and Resources Around Columbia
- Office of Multicultural Affairs (for CC/SEAS undergraduates)
- LGBTQ @ Columbia (for CC/SEAS undergraduates)
- FAQ for Columbia’s Preferred Name Policy
- Map of gender-neutral restrooms at Columbia
- LGBTQ support and sexual health peer counseling
- Counseling on sexual and gender identity issues
- Columbia Gender Identity Program
- Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia
- Transgender and Gender Expansive Health Care Services (Columbia Health)
- Transgender Health (Student Health on Haven)
- Resources for LGBTQ+ Students (CUIMC)