EDUCAUSE has developed an official style guide for inclusive, bias-free, and equitable language. The guide identifies style choices and preferences, and also articulates many of the underlying principles that informed those decisions. Although it does not cover all possible questions, the guide explains recommended usages and offers links that provide opportunities for further exploration. We invite the EDUCAUSE community to review this resource and, using the link in the guide, send us suggestions, questions, resources, and ideas. Language and culture evolve, particularly in the areas of inclusivity and representation, and the intent is for this guide to also evolve over time.
Explore our library resources on communications, the collection includes articles, papers and presentations.
To help higher education institutions thrive, IT and marketing departments must work together to align independent activities and organizational structures across campus to serve top-line institutional goals.
In the summer of 2020, a cross-team, cross-division group of volunteers in the Office of Information Technology at the University of California, Irvine, came together to create an inclusive IT language guide.