Suggested Language List

Brandeis University is deeply committed to free speech and free expression as articulated in our principles of free expression.  The administration worked with the students who developed the Suggested Word List to find an appropriate, non-university platform for the list, as it does not represent university policy.  The students have now established an independent webpage through which to share their word list with interested parties.

The Suggested Word List was developed, created, and continues to be managed by students. The inclusion of words on the list is suggested by students who have been affected by violence, students who have sought training for intervening in violent situations, and other community members. The list is, and has always been, meant to be a tool to share information and suggestions about language use; once again, it is not, and has never been, university policy.