University Adds ‘Fae/Faer’ To List Of 15 Pronouns With Which Students Can Identify

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A private university expanded its list of pronouns students can choose to identify with to 15, according to its website.

University of Denver (UD) students can update their information in the school’s system to reflect their self-identified gender identity and pronoun preference, the university’s Office of the Registrar website reads. The university listed 15 different pronoun sets students can choose from and says more options could be added later on since the “expanded options do not represent all the categories that DU affiliates use to describe themselves.” (RELATED: From Pronouns To Comedy Shows, College Kids Keep Snitching On Speech Through Secret Tip Lines, Documents Show)

The personal pronouns offered include “any/all, fae/faer, he/him/his, he/el, he/they, she/her/hers, she/ella, she/he, she/he/they, she/they, they/them/theirs, they/ella, they/he, they/she or ze/hir/hirs,” the website shows. There is also an “option not listed” designation.

Fae/Faer are classified as “neopronouns,” which are defined by as being gender-neutral.

“This is an ongoing, expanded list; it likely cannot ever be fully exhaustive,” the website reads.

In addition to personal pronouns, students can self-identify their legal sex as “male, female [or] X” and their gender identity as “man, woman [or] non-binary,” according to the website. Students can elect not to disclose this information, but the university will default to their legal name and sex unless otherwise changed.

The  change was first identified by the Twitter account Libs of TikTok, who shared a photo taken by a follower of the pronoun list available on the student portal.

Libs of TikTok posted on Friday a screenshot of an email allegedly sent to students notifying them of the pronoun list. University of Denver did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request about when the email was sent.

The email allegedly set a March 23 deadline for students to change their pronouns.

“At the start of the Spring Quarter, the pronoun choices in the Banner user profile will feed directly in the Canvas user profile,” the email read.

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