Inclusive language

Language is genderless

The Rectorate of the University of Fribourg recommends the use of inclusive language in order to assure that all women and men who make up the university community feel represented both in writing and in speaking.

Recommendations are proposed for gender-equitable representation on the University's web pages, in publications destined for the large public, in courses, at meetings and in internal texts (official communications, flyers and posters, etc.).

 Specific rules

For internal and external legal texts. Information: Legal Services
For websites. Information: Unicom

What is it?

...inclusive language, egalitarian writing, gender-inclusive writing, feminization of language, neutral language, non-discriminatory writing, non-sexist language, gender-neutral language...

It is a set of rules and practices that seek to ensure equality between women and men in the use of oral and written language.

Although the present pages don’t exhaustively cover all issues pertaining to non-sexist language, it covers four of the most important.