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Use of Pronouns

As an inclusive action for our university community, it is enthusiastically encouraged for us all to use our pronouns in email signatures and Zoom Profiles. How does this action make Iona University more inclusive? When you use someone’s correct pronouns, it serves to create an inclusive environment where you have an opportunity to demonstrate care and respect for others. It is important to note that we cannot always assume someone’s pronouns. While most people may use ‘she/her/hers’ or ‘he/him/his,’ we cannot always select the appropriate pronouns to use by looking at someone. Pronouns commonly have a gendered association, however, anyone of any gender can use any pronouns that fit for them. More details on the use of pronouns can be found here.

Example Email Signature

Below is an example email signature which includes pronouns and the land acknowledgement statement.

Alison Munsch, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Interim Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)
Associate Professor, LaPenta School of Business
Hynes Faculty Fellow Moderator, Women in Business

Iona University resides on the ancestral territory of the Munsee Lenape Indigenous People.