Words Matter

Submit a Term for Consideration
As society grows and changes over time, so too does our interpretation and understanding of the words we use. Terms and phrases once considered standard can be re-interpreted in a new social context and deemed inappropriate, unclear, or worse. The Diversity and Inclusion Council maintains a list of common terms in computing that we believe are not supportive of an inclusive, equitable environment. We expect that list will evolve over time.

If you have a term that you would like to be considered for inclusion on that list, please complete the form below. We will be in contact with you after evaluation. Please understand that this process is run by volunteers and it may take several weeks for us to get back to you.

Note: To submit a term for consideration, please complete all fields below.

(please limit to 5 words)
(please limit to 25 words)
(please limit to 50 words)
(please limit to 50 words)