Tell students your “personal gender pronouns” (PGP) and have them share theirs to enable class participants to show respect and avoid embarrassment or humiliation.


  • Tell students how you would like them to refer to you and your personal gender pronoun.
  • If students introduce themselves in class, encourage them to also share their personal gender pronouns (PGPs) (e.g., she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/their, ze/zir/zir).


  • Having students share their personal gender pronouns in class can reduce the chances that someone refers to another person in class with the incorrect gender pronoun thereby embarrassing or humiliating them.