Policy 24

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Gender/Equity Language Policy
Policy #24 

Administrative employees of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, in the performance of their assigned responsibilities, are expected to use language that is free from bias, especially in references to gender, race, ethnicity, religious preference, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and disability. Language used in all aspects of job related communication, including but not limited to all official correspondence (both internal and external), official publications and reports, news releases, audio-visual programs used to portray and/or represent the University, and public comments and/or presentations made as the University's representative, shall address all people with respect and dignity and shall avoid stereotypes, discriminatory references, and words or phrases generally known to give offense.

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