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Sample Handbook Addendums:

Wellness Statement
It is important for students to recognize and identify the different pressures, burdens, and
stressors they may be facing, whether personal, emotional, physical, financial, mental, or
academic. We as a community urge you to make yourself--your own health, sanity, and
wellness- -your priority throughout your time here. Resources exist to support you in several
sectors of your life, and we encourage you to make use of them.
Please visit these sites:
[Research Local support groups, hotlines, community centers, etc to provide resources to

Gender Neutrality
[Insert institution name] affirms people of all gender expressions and gender identities. If you have a different name in
use then what is on the class roster feel free to let me know. If you have any questions or
concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Statement of Inclusivity
[Insert institution name] strives to be an inclusive learning community, respecting those of differing backgrounds and
beliefs. As a teacher, my goal is to be respectful to all citizens in this class, regardless of race,
ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Source: Barnard College

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