Often used to describe expected norms of behavior in a group setting. Be careful to consider who is privileged by these expectations, who might be silenced, and whether referring to “etiquette” is a way of maintaining the status quo through an existing hierarchy. Community participation guidelines are one way to set expectations around community behaviors in a transparent and inclusive way.

Example: An unspoken rule that only senior managers can speak up at a staff retreat that results in the silencing of more junior staff.

Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2021) CSCCE Glossary: Inclusive Language in Community Building. Woodley, Pratt, Bakker, Bertipaglia, Dow, El Zein, Kuwana, Lower, Roca, and Santistevan doi: 10.5281/zenodo.5718783

Categories: Inclusive language
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