First-year or freshman? Internal Communications offers guidance on gender-neutral language

The Office of Internal Communications recently updated the University Style Guide to reflect a preference in the term “first-year” rather than “freshman” when referring to students. Doing so is aligned with recent publishing trends to avoid using needlessly gendered language.

See the graphic below or click here to read the May 8 issue of the Editor’s Note newsletter for more on gender-neutral language. 

Gender Neutral Language Graphic