Preferred Name and Pronoun Information

The College of Charleston recognizes that as a community, many of its members use first names other than their legal names to identify themselves. The campus has begun a phased implementation of a Preferred First Name process.  A preferred first name is a name that one would commonly use that is different from the legal first name. Other than cases where legal name is required, this is the name that will be used whenever possible in the course of College of Charleston business and education. 

Information about a name change request can be found at:

Faculty members:

A simple statement in the syllabus to invite a quick note on name or gender pronoun choices enhances the inclusivity of your course.

GSEC recommends the following statement for your syllabi:

I will gladly honor your request to address you by the name and gender pronouns of your choice.  Please advise me of this early in the semester via your college-issued email account or during office hours so that I may make the appropriate notation on my class list.

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