The College of Natural Science at Michigan State University urged students to use the singular pronoun “they” in an early April “transgender visibility” email.
MSU’s NatSci Council on Diversity and Community authored the email obtained by Campus Reform entitled “Increasing transgender visibility on campus,” which asked students to “reflect on how visibility of minoritized groups is essential to changing our campus culture,” and provided several online resources to help improve students’ understanding.
These included links to LGBT resource centers, how to “learn about and start using the singular they,” a resource on hosting queer inclusive workshops, one dedicated to inviting “transgender and gender-diverse scientists,” guides on transphobia, and more.
“No science is needed to support transgender and non-binary identities,” the email stated. “It is simply a matter of affirming their experiences.”