The war on discrimination continues in America’s universities. The City University of New York has now officially banned its graduate center employees from using the “gendered” salutations “Mr.,” “Mrs.” and “Ms.” when addressing students.
An internal memo was recently sent to CUNY staffers urging them to no longer using the standard salutations when addressing students in order to prevent potential gender discrimination. The Daily Signal reports:
An internal memo circulated by administrators to faculty at the university’s Graduate Center described the new policy as part of an “ongoing effort to ensure a respectful, welcoming and gender-inclusive environment,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
According to interim Provost Louise Lennihan, who signed the memo, eliminating the “gendered salutations” will better “accommodate properly the diverse population of current and prospective students.
Instead of using gendered titles, Lennihan encouraged staff members to begin addressing students by first and last name only.
In the above video, Campus Reform’s Gabriella Morrongiello discusses the latest details of CUNY’s anti-“gendered salutation” campaign on Fox & Friends.