The Preferred First Name and Gender Pronoun Policy allows faculty, staff and students to change an individual’s first names and gender pronouns in most university information systems without pursuing a legal name change.
Reasons for name changes may include transgender or gender nonconforming identities, members of our international community who wish to adopt an English language name, individuals known by names that are different from their legal names, etc.
Information on how to request a change, as well as information about what this change might mean regarding use of alternative names/pronouns, can be found in the documents below:
- Preferred First Name Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions for Adding a Preferred First Name
While the University is committed to supporting theses enhancements, some of these changes will need to be phased in due to the complexity of the systems. A timeline for the full implementation can be found here.