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Personal Pronouns

Respect Gender Identity

What's Your Pronoun?

People often make assumptions about the gender of another person based on a person's name or appearance. Many names can be unisex, and others can have origins from other nations. So, assumptions can often be wrong, and that can send a potentially harmful message by making people think they have to look a certain way to demonstrate the gender that they are or are not, or it can show disrespect to someone's cultural background. Pronouns are words like she, him, and they which are used in place of a person’s name when speaking about them. The importance of having an awareness of pronouns is all about  respect for one another. 

Declaring our own pronouns in email signatures or during personal introductions is a sign of respect and safety for all of our UNT System community members, our partners and guests.

Adding Your Pronoun(s) to your email signature

We invite you to use your personal pronoun(s) in your UNT System email signature. Adding your pronouns is voluntary. For an example of how to include pronouns in your email signature, see the UNT System Brand Identity & Communications Guide, page 13.

Examples:

Kelly Jones
Director | Human Resources
Pronouns: he, him, his

Kelly Jones
Director | Human Resources
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Kelly Jones
Director | Human Resources
Pronouns: they, them, theirs