Supporting the University’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about, respond to, and address sexual and relationship violence, the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence conducts the Sexual and Relationship Violence Survey, with the support of the Office of…
Option to Display Personal Pronouns Now Available on Zoom
If you have selected your personal pronouns in MySlice, you now have the option to display them when using Zoom at Syracuse University. After logging in to your Zoom account, you will see your profile information. To choose how often you would like to share your pronouns, click the “Edit” button in your profile. Options include:
- Always share in meetings and webinars
- Ask me every time after joining meetings and webinars
- Do not share in meetings and webinars
Once you have selected your preference, be sure to click “Save.”
Personal pronouns are the ways we refer to each other in the third person (for example, “he/him/his,” “she/her/hers,” “they/their/theirs,” etc.) All students, faculty and staff can update their personal pronouns in MySlice by following these instructions. To learn more about personal pronouns, including suggestions for how to ask someone what their pronouns are, review this FAQ on Answers.
“The Pronoun, Gender and Preferred Name Advisory Council (PGPNAC) is pleased to see the option to display personal pronouns on Zoom, making the platform even more helpful for students, faculty and staff who frequently use it to teach, learn and stay connected,” says Jenny Gluck, associate chief information officer, Academic Technology Services, and PGPNAC co-chair. “Affirming and correctly using someone’s personal pronouns is a matter of basic human respect and the new Zoom feature makes it simple to do so in a virtual environment.”
Pronoun Competency Workshop Friday, Dec. 3
Looking for an overview of the role pronouns and preferred names play as part of LGBTQ inclusion and cultural sensitivity in the Orange community? Join the Office of Human Resources for the virtual Building Awareness and Confidence in Using Pronouns and Preferred Names workshop on Friday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET. The workshop will also be offered on Jan. 6, 2022.