Office of the University Registrar


Preferred Name Policy

What is a Preferred Name?

A preferred name is a name you choose to be called that is different than your legal name.

What is Adelphi University’s Preferred Name Policy?

Adelphi University recognizes that some students wish to use a preferred name in addition to their legal name. As long as the use of a preferred name is not used for misrepresentation, abuse or to avoid accountability, a student may request this option, where possible.

How Can I Set My Preferred Name?

There are several ways a student may request the use of a preferred name, gender identity and pronoun.

  • By going on eCampus and clicking on the My Profile icon, you can update your name there.
  • You can download the Preferred Name Request Form that can be found on the Registrar’s forms page.
  • This form can also be used to update gender identity and pronoun. Forms downloaded from our website can be emailed to from your Adelphi email account.
  • You can also do this in person at the Registrar’s office, located in Levermore Hall, Lower Level, Room 8.

Students are encouraged to add a preferred name prior to the start of a semester, but can do so at any time.

Where will my Preferred Name appear?

  • Class Rosters/Early Warning Rosters
  • Moodle
  • C.L.A.S.S. Account
  • Google
  • eCampus
  • AU2Go
  • Library systems
  • Degree audit

*If requested, username and email address will also reflect your preferred name.

Where will my Legal Name appear?

  • Transcripts
  • Enrollment Verification letters
  • Financial records/Paychecks and tax documents
  • Grade reports
  • Diplomas/Certificates
  • Employment and Personnel Records
  • Medical Records
  • Third-party reporting (i.e. federal agency records)

For further information, please contact:

Office of the University Registrar
p – 516.877.3300
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