Diversity & Inclusion Resources
Inclusive Language Guide
What is this Guide for?
Building and maintaining welcoming and inclusive communities and environments where everyone feels like they belong is a responsibility we all have. This Inclusive Language Guide was developed to support the use of inclusive language, in writing and in conversation. Inclusive language refers to communication that is free of prejudicial terms, names or phrases. It does not include stereotypical or discriminatory ideas or views of people/groups and is respectful of different backgrounds, languages, ethnicities, religions, ages, abilities and other defining identities.