I-LEAD is a learning community and community-of-practice established to offer faculty, staff, and students, a resource for learning and discovery about what inclusive leadership, education and advocacy for diversity means in our professional and personal roles. I-LEAD is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development.
What is inclusive language? The American Psychological Association describes it this way, "As we strive to further infuse principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) into the fabric of society, those committed to effecting change must acknowledge language as a powerful tool that can draw us closer together or drive us further apart. Simply put, words matter. The words we use are key to creating psychologically safe, inclusive, respectful, and welcoming environments."
Learn about inclusive language from the American Psychological Association Inclusive Language Guidelines (Click here)