Preferred Names

HSU offers students, staff, and faculty the option to use a name other than their legal name to identify themselves if that is their preference. The University will then use that preferred name wherever possible, unless legal requirements mandate the use of the legal name. Test

Students:

You can set or update your preferred first and/or middle name in Student Center:

  1. Log in to MyHumboldt
  2. Click Student Center in the top right-hand corner
  3. In the Personal Information section, click the Names link
  4. Click Add a New Name
  5. Under Name Type select Preferred
  6. Enter your preferred first and/or middle name
  7. Click Save

Check out these Frequently Asked Questions for more Preferred Name usage information.

Faculty & Staff:

You can set or update your preferred first and/or middle name in Faculty Center/PeopleSoft:

  1. Log in to MyHumboldt
  2. Click Faculty Center  in the top right-hand corner OR locate the PeopleSoft HCM section on the Faculty/Staff Resources page and click PeopleSoft HCM
  3. Navigate to Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Names
  4. Click Add a New Name
  5. Under Name Type, select Preferred
  6. Enter your preferred first and/or middle name
  7. Click Save

Important Note:

A student’s primary, or legal, name will continue to appear on diplomas, official and unofficial transcripts, and any documentation involving financial aid or official student records. The primary name can only be changed by visiting the Office of the Registrar and filing a Name Change request.

See also:

Associated Students Resolution # 2014-15-24: Resolution in Support of a Preferred Name Policy

University Senate Resolution # 32-14/15-EX: Resolution on the Right for Self Identification

ITS Approved Project Proposal: Preferred Name and User Name Changes <add link to project portfolio page>

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