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Preferred Name and Personal Pronouns

You may indicate that a preferred name be used on certain university records and systems.

This includes:

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • but not Last Name

You may also indicate a set of personal pronouns by which you would like to be identified.

To indicate your preferred name and personal pronouns:

  • Use the Social Identities Tool on TritonLink

NOTE: in 2020, the UC Office of the President issued a new policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Name that adds new requirements for handling, processing, and displaying the names of people affiliated with the university, including a preferred or "lived" last name. This is currently being implemented and scheduled to go live by the end of 2023. 

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