Wittenberg University recognizes that many members of our community prefer to use first names other than their legal names to identify themselves. The University is committed to using the chosen first names of individuals in our community wherever possible.
By adding a chosen name, I understand that:
The Chosen First Name replaces the Legal First Name in the following systems:
Student’s legal name will remain unchanged in all other University related systems, including the student view in MyWitt.
There is no deadline to submit the Chosen First Name request. Once submitted, the request will be processed immediately.
Students are encouraged to notify their professors and other staff that may need to know about their chosen first name being updated and to also check their Witt email accounts for important messages from Wittenberg.
注意: Chosen First Names will not be used in cases where the legal name is required, 包括但不限于, 金融援助文档, 官方成绩单, 工资记录, 威特ID, and federal immigration documents.
- Q: 如何添加所选名称?
A: 登录到 自助服务. In the left-hand menu, select User Options, then User Profile. Click Edit Personal Identity and enter the chosen name, then click Save. The chosen name will appear under the date of birth and email address area once populated.
- Q: 选择的名字是什么?
A: 一个选择的名字是一个名字.e. given name) that may be chosen to be used instead of the legal first name. Students may opt to go by a chosen name that is different from their legal first name.
- Q: Why do we offer a chosen name option?
A: Wittenberg University recognizes that many members of our community choose to use first names other than their legal names to identify themselves. The University is committed to using the chosen first names of individuals in our community wherever possible.
- Q: What is the difference between chosen and legal name?
A: Your legal name is the name that is listed on all government issued identification, 你的出生证明, and/or associated with your social security or tax ID number. A chosen name is a first name used by a student that is different than their legal or given name. A student may use a chosen name for a variety of reasons. Chosen names are used internally to Wittenberg University and in place of their legal first name whenever possible. The chosen name is designated with Wittenberg University and does not change your legal or given name.
- Q: Will my chosen name be used on my 威特ID?
A: You may opt in to receive a new 威特ID. Using your chosen name on your 威特ID will result in not being able to use the banking function of the card because the names will not match with your government or state issued ID.
- Q: 我选择的名字会出现在哪里?
A: The Chosen Name replaces the Legal First Name in the following systems:
- Q: Can I limit the places in which my chosen name is used?
A: Once you have completed the 选择名称的改变 Form and it has been reviewed and approved, your chosen name will appear in all noted systems. We are not able to limit which systems or applications will use the Chosen Name field.
- Q: Can I change my chosen name back to my legal name at a later date?
A: 是的, if you would like to revert to your legal name please submit your request via the 选择名称的改变 Request. Once the request has been reviewed and approved your legal name will replace your Chosen Name.
- Q: Who do I contact with concerns about my chosen name?
A: All 选择名称的改变 requests for students are managed and maintained by the Associate Dean of Students and Director for 麦克莱恩多样性中心. This includes request review and approval. For concerns regarding the 选择名称的改变 Form and approvals, please contact the Associate Dean of Students and Director for 麦克莱恩多样性中心 at 937-327-7803.
- Q: What are the submission deadlines for 选择名称的改变s?
A: The 选择名称的改变 process is on-going. Once the request has been reviewed and approved, the appropriate University officials will be notified of the change so your account can be updated. It is NOT the responsibility of the Associate Dean of Students and Director for 麦克莱恩多样性中心 or any other University staff person to notify the faculty of this change. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their professors are aware of the process being approved and that their Chosen Name is being used.
Adapted from Georgia State University, 司法常务官办公室