Inclusive Language Statement

The French Department supports and promotes the use of inclusive language in all communicative contexts including classroom discourse and official communication. This applies to both spoken and written language and to communication in both English and French. Inclusive language is a key tool for the promotion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in our community. We do not prescribe a single form of inclusive language, but welcome the many versions that have been developed. We are committed as a community to ensuring that the study of French is enriching for people of all gender identities.