Gender Inclusivity in the Classroom

Columbia College Chicago takes seriously our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. Students are making a conscious choice to choose our college because of the ways we support gender inclusivity. As a way of making an effort to recognize and honor students, (and other faculty and staff as well) who may identify as trans or gender nonconforming, we encourage everyone to be conscious of the relevance of pronoun use and make efforts to familiarize themselves with the following resources:



Additional Faculty Development Resources

“Gender Inclusive Practices for Your Teaching,” Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan:

“Respecting Pronouns in the Classroom,” by Erin Cross:

“Teaching Beyond the Binary," by Brielle Harbin:

“Inclusive Teaching Strategies,” Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Washington: