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.
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?
*If requested, username and email address will also reflect your preferred name.
Where will my Legal Name appear?
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