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Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Pronouns - What Are Personal Pronouns And Why Do They Matter? My Pronouns Matters 

Name Coach - Name Coach provides a simple and effective solution to name pronunciation: Users voice-record their names online so others can easily learn and remember how to say them. Name Coach is now available in Blackboard, as a tool within each course. Recording and playback can be done from any device with a microphone that can access Blackboard, like a laptop or smartphone.

Faculty members should record their name and remind students to record their names. Please mention the course tool and encourage its use for listening to the name pronunciation of instructors and classmates. As we strive to become a more inclusive and global university, the correct pronunciation of names is one-way William & Mary can help all members of our community feel respected and welcomed.

Name Coach instructions can be found here, for everyone with a WM UserID and password.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) - William & Mary holds an Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities. In addition to the resources available to you as an Institutional Member, the Center also offers professional development training and intensive mentoring programs and support needed to be successful in the academy. Members receive a weekly motivational email (the Monday Motivator) and access to the full NCFDD Core Curriculum, guest expert webinars, intensive multi-week courses facilitated by national experts, a private discussion forum, monthly writing challenges, and the opportunity to connect with a writing accountability partner.

To activate your confidential, personal membership please complete the following steps:

1) Go to
2) Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.
3) Select “Activate my Membership”
4) Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e.
5) Go to your institution email to find a confirmation email. Click “Activate Account” in the confirmation email.

We encourage you to take full advantage of the resources available to you through the NCFDD. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Office of the provost. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at

National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) - For more information about CDO Standards of Performance please visit their website

Swem LibraryAnti-Racist Bookshelf

Suggested Books

Inclusive Leader Insights

Affinity Groups - Please click on the individual link to find out more about the group. 

Gender & Single Occupancy Restrooms As part of the university's efforts to provide an inclusive and respectful campus environment that is responsive to the needs of our community, at least one restroom in 90% of administration and academic buildings has been identified as All Gender. A complete list can be found here.