This glossary of terms was formatted and adapted by the Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging using several resources and consulting with members of our community and the DIB Leadership Council. This is not meant to be an exhaustive listing of terminology used in our conversations about diversity and equity. Because language is a reflection of the lived experience, many of these words and terms will continue to evolve as the lived experience evolves. Even so, it is still useful to have a reference that provides basic working definitions to facilitate shared discussions.
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