Students and faculty increasingly request an explicit designation of the pronouns a faculty member uses to self-describe. Such a practice is consistent with Bates ideals and the college’s Non-Discrimination Policy. Collected below are a table of pronouns that are increasingly used by faculty and staff at Bates. Following the table, I’ve provided some examples of “pronoun statements” that faculty and staff have added to their email signatures. Finally, I’ve included a script of gender inclusive classroom introductions for you to consider. The goal of this practice is not to policy the use of pronouns used by any Bates student or employee. Rather, by indicating the pronouns an individual prefers to use, that individual explicitly refuses to normalize the gender binary and creates space for students who do not identify with it to assert the identity the student feels most comfortable with.