Coming Soon: Preferred Name Policy for Webster Students

Aug. 7, 2019

Coming Soon: Preferred Name Policy for Webster Students
Gorloks wanting to establish a preferred name will be able to submit a request soon.

Webster University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment to meet the needs of our students. The University recognizes individuals may use a preferred first name that differs from the name assigned at birth or included on legal or official governmental records and documentation.

Accordingly, beginning in the 2019-20 academic year the University is implementing a policy and procedures enabling students to designate a preferred first name on internal University-based systems, such as their Webster email.

Students wanting to establish a preferred name should be on the lookout for a follow-up communication and update to this post with links to the full policy and instructions on where to submit a request for establishing a preferred name on University-based systems before the beginning of the Fall 2019 term. [UPDATE: The policy and instructions for submitting a request are now available.]

This policy was approved by Administrative Council after a deliberative process involving several offices across campus and benchmarking other institutions.

Additional changes for this policy will go into effect for employees, to be announced later this fall.

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