The Office of Institutional Culture and Belonging has created this inclusive language guide to provide all members of the USC Aiken community with current and up-to-date inclusive language terminology. The office will update this guide as the terminology evolves.
The words and phrases in this guide are recommendations. As a general rule, ask the individual/group what terms they prefer.
You may seek assistance from the Office of Institutional Culture and Belonging regarding questions, comments, suggestions, and concerns regarding this language guide. Additionally, if you note any outdated or offensive terms on this guide, please contact the Office of Institutional Culture and Belonging.
Note: The recommendations within this guide are not an official terminology requirement set forth by USC Aiken.