September 8, 2021 — BU D&I has curated a new Living Language Guide to support the creation of common and shared understanding around diversity and inclusion-related words, terms, and phrases. The Living Language Guide was inspired by the similar work of many other institutions and organizations and is the result of many months of research by the Learning & Training team. Terminologies found in the Guide are not Boston University’s recommended or mandated terminology. Rather, the hope that the Living Language Guide will serve as a resource for all at BU to continue to shift the culture, build capacity, and create community together.

BU D&I welcomes the feedback and suggestion of BU community members as the Living Language Guide continues to grow. At launch, the Guide contains with eight categories:

Explore the Living Language Guide here.