LGBTQ Center

Pronouns at Brown

System updates have become available in Workday and in Banner to provide an option for all students to add their personal gender pronouns into Banner. Additional systems will be added in a phased manner.

Gender Pronouns in Brown Systems

The phased approach off adding pronouns to systems will allow for Brown to provide the option in some systems right away, while we work to provide expanded access to more systems over time.

Phase I of System Updates

Phase I will allow pronouns to be visible in the following computer systems across campus:

  • Banner
  • Offices of Registrar, Office of Financial Aid, Bursar's Office
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
  • Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Student Support Services and Dean of the College Support Deans
  • Banner Faculty Class list

This is an ongoing project, so we have provided a feedback form for anyone who would like to ask questions or provide feedback. You may also reach out to to discuss this project in more detail. If you’d like to speak with someone about future system updates please contact Caitlin O'Neill or Keri McDonough.

Frequently Asked Questions

In Phase I of the project the following pronoun options are available:

  • they/them/theirs
  • fae/faer/faers
  • xe/xem/xir
  • Any
  • Please ask
  • Use my name only
  • she/her/hers
  • he/him/his

Yes. You may choose multiple sets of pronouns from the options provided.

Due to system limitations it is not possible to choose the order in which the pronouns are listed.  However, if you choose to list both nonbinary pronouns and binary pronouns, the nonbinary pronouns will be listed first.  For example, if you choose to list they/them/theirs and he/him/his it will show up in the system like this:

  • they/them/theirs; he/him/his

If there is a pronoun option that you’d like to see added to the list please provide us with feedback using the Pronoun Feedback Form so we can consider adding additional options in future system updates.

Here are some links to resources to help you learn more about why you and others may want to add your pronouns into the system for others to see. We've also included some links to provide guidance on how to be respectful of everyone's pronouns.