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Gender Inclusive/Neutral Pronouns (PGPs)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are gender inclusive (gender neutral) pronouns?

A gender neutral or gender inclusive pronoun is a pronoun which does not associate a gender with the individual who is being discussed.For example: If Lisa’s pronouns are she, her, and hers, you could say “Lisa ate her food because she was hungry.” Or if Logan’s pronouns are ze, zir, and zirs, you could say “Logan ate zir food because ze was hungry.”

Why are gender inclusive/neutral pronouns important?

Understanding pronouns beyond the two options of masculine and feminine builds community that supports experiences and identities outside of the gender binary. Asking and correctly using someone’s pronouns is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their gender identity.  Some people do not wish to be referred to with pronouns and ask that other simply use their name only.

You can’t always know what someone’s pronouns are by looking at them. The act of not using someone’s proper pronoun is called misgendering. While using pronouns unconsciously may not have bad intent, it is not only disrespectful and hurtful, but may also make those in the transgender community and non-binary individuals feel dismissed and worse, oppressed.

How do I know which pronoun to use?

Though it may be coming from a very supportive and inclusive intention, we do not always need to know the pronouns of strangers or people around us. However, if this is someone you connect with regularly, and you do not know how to refer to them, it is best to ask.

Guide to Pronouns: If you are not sure what pronoun somebody uses, ask respectfully. A good example of this is: “What are your preferred pronouns?” Remember a person’s identity does not rely on your understanding the pronouns they prefer.

he - his - him

He went to the store to buy himself a hat.  I saw him wearing his hat today.

she - her - her

She went to the store to buy herself a hat.  I saw her wearing her hat today.

ze - hir – hir

Ze went to the store to buy hirself a hat.  I saw hir wearing hir hat today.

ze - zem – zir

Ze went to the store to buy zirself a hat.  I saw zem wearing zir hat today.

they – their – them

They went to the store to buy themselves a hat.  I saw them wearing their hat today.

ey - eir - em

Ey went to the store to buy emself a hat.  I saw em wearing eir hat today.

Radford University - All Gender Restroom Facilities

A single-user, public toilet (alternatively gender-inclusive or gender-neutral) is a bathroom that people of any gender or gender identity may use.

Building

Location

Current Signage

Hemphill Hall

First Floor

All Gender Bathroom

Hemphill Hall

Third Floor

All Gender Bathroom

Hemphill Hall

Fifth Floor

All Gender Bathroom

Cupp Stadium

Concourse Level

All Gender Bathroom

Curie Hall Ground Level All Gender Bathroom

Kyle Hall

First Floor

All Gender Bathroom

Kyle Hall

Second and Third Floors

All Gender Bathroom

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Level One

All Gender Bathroom

Waldron Hall

First Floor

All Gender Bathroom

Bolling Hall

First Floor Lobby

All Gender Bathroom

Armstrong Complex

Ground Floor

All Gender Bathroom

Dedmon Center

Level 3

All Gender Bathroom

McConnell Library

Levels 2, 3, 4, 5

All Gender Bathroom

Preston Hall

Level Two

All Gender Bathroom

Walker Hall

First Floor

All Gender Bathroom

Ingles Hall

First Floor Lobby

All Gender Bathroom

Peery Hall

First Floor Lobby

All Gender Bathroom

Jefferson and Madison Hall

First Floor Lobby

All Gender Bathroom

Moffett Hall

First Floor Lobby

All Gender Bathroom

Muse Hall

First Floor Lobby

All Gender Bathroom

Norwood Hall

First Floor Lobby

All Gender Bathroom

Tyler Hall

First Floor Lobby

All Gender Bathroom

Washington Hall

First Floor Lobby

All Gender Bathroom

Trinkle Hall  First Floor Lobby  All Gender Bathroom
Floyd Hall  First Floor Lobby All Gender Bathroom
Stuart Hall First Floor Lobby All Gender Bathroom
Draper Hall First Floor Lobby  All Gender Bathroom
Pocahontas Hall First Floor Lobby All Gender Bathroom

Preferred Name Change

On One Campus, search for "Request Change to Preferred First Name."  Click on the icon and it will open a short form to fill out. Once you submit the form, it will take 3-5 days to change in the system.

*Please keep in mind that your legal first name will still show in Self Service Banner as the campus system of record for registration, financial aid grades, payroll etc.