Pronoun Options Available for UCSC Employees in Campus Directory

February 16, 2021

pronouns imageEmployees and students at UCSC have the option to display their pronouns in the Campus Directory.

What are pronouns and why are they important?

Pronouns refer to either the people talking (you or I) or someone or something that is being talked about (she, they, and this). Gender pronouns (he or them) specifically refer to people that you are talking about.

An important element in creating an open and inclusive UCSC community is the respectful use of gender pronouns. Assuming someone’s gender identity by their appearance or their name and using an incorrect gender pronoun to describe someone can make them feel disrespected or unwelcome. For information about the proper use of gender pronouns please see the University Style Guide.

pronoun imageUpdate your Pronouns

UCSC employees and students have the option of displaying or not displaying their pronouns in the Campus Directory.

  • Students can check or uncheck the "Publish my pronoun in the Campus Directory" box on the My Pronoun page in MyUCSC.  
  • Staff and faculty can update their Campus Directory profiles to display pronouns by logging into CruzID Manager and selecting "Directory Profile."

Learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UCSC

To learn more how you can be more inclusive, visit the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website.