Adding Pronouns to MSU Technology Applications

See the instructions below for adding pronouns to:

Adding Pronouns to Profiles in MSU Zoom Accounts

The Zoom Pronoun feature allows you to add your pronouns directly to your user profile, as shown below, when logged in at Please note, you must be on Zoom version 5.7 or later to use this feature. To learn how to update your version of Zoom visit: How to Update Zoom Software.

You can choose when or if your pronouns are shown during a meeting you host or join. If you are hosting a webinar, you can choose to share your pronouns if you are a host or panelist. Pronouns for webinar attendees are not visible. For more details visit: Adding and Sharing Your Pronouns.

Screen capture of Zoom profile page


Adding Pronouns to Profiles in MSU D2L Accounts

Faculty, staff, students, and Guest Account users of the Michigan State University D2L system (learning management system for online courses) can add pronouns to their D2L profile. This will allow pronouns to display when selecting a profile card in a class list, discussion forum, and ePortfolio. To add pronouns to a D2L profile, select your account icon, the Account Settings option, and select the box to "Allow others to see my pronouns." When changes have been made select the Save and Close button.

Adding Pronouns to D2L Profile

Adding Pronouns to Email Signature

To edit your signature follow instructions found in the links below. For guidance on what to include in your signature please refer to the MSU Extension Email Signature Guidelines.

Adding Pronouns to Spartan 365 Teams Chat

To add pronouns to your profile in Spartan365 Teams:

  1. Log into Teams
  2. Click on your Profile picture
  3. Select the Edit Status Message link
  4. Enter your pronouns
  5. Select an expiration for the message
  6. Click the Done button

Adding Pronouns to Spartan365 Team Profile

Adding Pronouns to Zoom Chat

To add pronouns to your profile in the Zoom Chat feature.

  1. Log into the Zoom application
  2. Click on your Profile picture
  3. Select the option to Set a personal note
  4. Enter your pronouns
  5. Select a display time
  6. Click the Save button

Pronount Zoom Chat


Gwyn Shelle

Gwyn Shelle

MSU Extension Specialist
Director's Office