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Our Letters Policy

The Gonzaga Bulletin welcomes all letters to the editor. The Bulletin reserves all rights to submitted content, including republishing, archiving and editing for clarity. Please include your name, a headshot photo and relation to the GU community, as well as a telephone number for confirmation purposes only. If you are a current GU student or recent alum, The Bulletin will publish your Gonzaga ID picture from Zagweb if another photo is not provided. Letters should be typed and no more than 600 words. Email letters to bulletin@zagmail.gonzaga.edu with “Letter to the editor” in the subject line or mail them to The Gonzaga Bulletin 502 E. Boone Ave. MSC 2476 Spokane, WA 99258. The deadline for letter submissions is 5 p.m., Monday.

A successful letter to the editor in the Opinion pages of The Gonzaga Bulletin calls for a certain course of action to be pursued or belief to be accepted. For The Bulletin, the Opinion pages are an origin for discussion. Whenever a letter is considered for publication, the question, "Will this encourage discussion and further thought on campus?" must be asked.

As a general rule, The Bulletin will remove profanity that is gratuitous or used for shock value from letters to the editor. In certain situations, limited profanity may be used. When evaluating the use of profanity, editors will consider: Is the use necessary and appropriate for the meaning of the letter? Is the use in good taste or disrespectful? Is the profanity used minimally when necessary? As a rule, ad hominem arguments are unacceptable, including hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion or disability. Criticism should be focused on topics, facts and ideas, NOT other writers or members of our community.

All letters to the editor must be signed by the actual author(s) of the letter. Letters may be submitted on behalf of groups, clubs, departments or organizations but still must have a signature from the author. The Bulletin will not accept letters submitted anonymously or under a pseudonym.

Opinions in The Bulletin represent the views of the writers and do not necessarily reflect those of the faculty, administration or student body of Gonzaga University.

Please direct questions or comments to bulletin@zagmail.gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6606.