Pronouns on ISU-branded Items

Iowa State University’s Office of University Marketing and Division of Diversity and Inclusion are committed to living our mission, taking steps to more fully realize Goal 4 of the strategic plan, and modeling for others our commitment to the Principles of Community.  To that end, university structures have evolved to allow for greater, more meaningful identification of who we are so that we may build stronger relationships, better recruit employees and students, and enhance a more positive campus environment.

What follows is information regarding the steps taken around the inclusion of pronouns / more identifiable information on university-branded items that are produced in partnership with the Office of University Marketing. 

If you have suggestions for other systems or items that would benefit from expanded use of pronouns, submit your suggestions to nicci port in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion - Gender and Sexual Diversity Initiatives.

Business Cards

What you can expect – Field for the name you are known by, field for your pronouns

There are a number of paper and color choices, but there is an official format for employee business cards. If indicated on the online form, pronouns are included below the person's name and in a smaller font. Business cards are printed by ISU Printing and Copy Services, but overall approval of design and information included is facilitated in partnership with the Office of University Marketing.

www.print.iastate.edu/BusinessCards.aspx

Nametags

What you can expect – Field for the name you are known by, field for your pronouns (orders are made by phone – there is no online form)

There are a number of sizes and options for permanent nametags, but there is an official format. The university wordmark is located at the top with the unit name below. The person’s name is set prominently across the bottom of the nametag. If requested, pronouns are located below the person’s name and in a smaller font.  Cyclone Awards and Engraving, located in Ames, Iowa, is a licensed vendor with access to ISU templates.

www.brandmarketing.iastate.edu/print-standards/print-collateral/nametagsbadges

Desk Nameplates

What you can expect – Field for the name you are known by, field for your pronouns (orders are made by phone – there is no online form)

There is an official format for desk nameplates. If requested, pronouns are located below the person’s name and in a smaller font size.  Cyclone Awards and Engraving, located in Ames, Iowa, is a licensed vendor with access to ISU templates.

www.brandmarketing.iastate.edu/print-standards/print-collateral/desk-nameplates

Email Signatures

What you can expect – Field for the name you are known by, field for your pronouns

There is an official format for email signatures.  If indicated on the online form, pronouns are located below the person's name and title.  After the signature is generated, the user can either copy it to their email program's signature or configure their Outlook account to have the generator download it to Outlook.

www.brandmarketing.iastate.edu/e-mail-signatures

ISU-branded 2x2 inch pronoun pin they/them/theirs

Pronoun Buttons

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers 2-inch square pinback pronoun buttons with the Iowa State University wordmark.

Get yours when you visit 2680 Beardshear Hall!

What you need to know about pronouns at ISU

Gender and Sexual Diversity Initiatives (GSDI)

within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion