1. PLU supports the efforts of faculty, students, staff, and administrators to employ and augment the inclusive language guidelines of their professions or disciplines, and to reflect upon the cultural conditions which have made such guidelines integral to contemporary language use.
  2. General ELCA guidelines suggest that inclusive language avoid stereotypes and biases and not alienate, demean, or misrepresent persons based on gender, race, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, class, nationality, religion, family, age, or status.
  3. PLU promotes the use of language that includes and affirms groups that have often been misrepresented in or left out of discourse, directs our attention to the nuances of social reference, and calls us to address all individuals with respect.