Preferred Name Policy
Purchase College recognizes that, as a community, many of its members use names other than their legal names to identify themselves.
Adjusting the college’s various information systems to include the use of the preferred name is a multiyear effort, due to the complexity and interrelated nature of systems and record sources. We appreciate your patience as we expand our ability to use preferred names in records and work toward providing a solution for this important need. We expect to have the policy, as defined above, implemented for the Fall 2016 semester. As new functionality becomes available, we will update this page with an implementation timeline.
As we work toward developing a comprehensive process, you should not hesitate to contact the Office of the Registrar to request the addition of a preferred first name. You are also welcome to request a confidential consultation with a member of the registrar’s staff. To read more about the resources available to transgender and gender nonconforming students, please visit Transgender Community Resources.
To submit documentation for a legal name change, complete a Name Change form with the Office of the Registrar.