2022 Practice Guide: Promoting Name and Pronoun Inclusivity

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Why Read This Research

Finding ways to honor students’ preferred names, name pronunciations, and pronouns have been on higher education’s radar for several years. The concept which aligns with the interests of various students and student groups enhances a student’s sense of belonging—a crucial need required for student success. Looking for a more systematic approach to address this student need, some institutions have launched name and pronoun inclusivity efforts involving systems of record and point solutions that drive student experience to reach their goals. Read this guide to gain first-hand knowledge on this emerging topic, including insights from client institutions that have already taken the leap.

Key Questions Answered

  • Why is name and pronunciation inclusivity a growing topic in the higher ed tech market?
  • How are preferred name and pronoun functionality across the technology ecosystem?
  • What is unimpressive about the student system and CRM vendors that claim to support name and pronoun functionality?


  • Vendor in Focus: Namecoach
  • Software Category in Focus: Student Core, Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Authors: Laura Gogia, Senior Analyst, Tambellini Group
  • Research Availability: February 2022

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Practice Landscape
  3. Practice Trends
  4. Practice Recommendations

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