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Preferred Name

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First Published  :Tue Sep 05 13:50:36 GMT 2017
Last Modified  :Fri Jan 10 21:38:30 GMT 2020
Last Published  :Fri Jan 10 21:38:30 GMT 2020
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    Tufts University has adopted a Preferred Name Policy. Members of our community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) may now select a preferred name on certain university systems—including the White Pages and @tufts.edu email, as well as on class and grade rosters—in place of their legal name.

    You may wish to take advantage of this new option in a variety of circumstances, including:

    to select a name that better reflects your gender identity;
    to select a name that better reflects your marital status (married name, maiden name, hyphenated name, etc.); and/or
    to select a nickname, professional name or other variant that better reflects your personal identity.

    To learn how to update your preferred name in systems such as White Pages, SIS, or TuftsAlert, go to https:\\it.tufts.edu\namechange.

    At this time, Tufts’ Preferred Name Policy does not include preferred pronouns for faculty and staff, though Tufts students are now able to select preferred pronouns through SIS.

    For more information about the university’s Preferred Name Policy or preferred pronouns, please feel free to contact Jennifer Magrone in the Office of Equal Opportunity at 617-627-4297 or Hope Denese Freeman in the LGBT Center at 617-627-3817.

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