Michigan student changes personal pronoun to ‘His Majesty’


ANN ARBOR, MI (WCMH) – A University of Michigan student is having some fun with His Majesty’s school’s policy of allowing students to choose their preferred gender pronouns on class rosters.

Grant Strobl, chairman of the Young America’s Foundation used the new policy to update his preferred pronoun to “His Majesty.”

According to Young America’s Foundation, Strobl believes that based on the university’s own policy, Strobl’s professors are now compelled to refer to Strobl as His Majesty.

School officials say the preferred pronoun program an effort to build inclusiveness on campus. The pronoun could be he, she, him, his or ze.

Pronouns registered online will pop up in class rosters. Provost Martha Pollack is telling faculty to check the rosters in a few weeks to give students time to designate one, although a registered pronoun is not required.

Pollack says correctly using someone’s pronoun “is one of the most basic ways to show respect” for a student’s identity. The policy was developed by a university pronoun committee.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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