What Is a Preferred Name?
Some members of the Connecticut College community are known by a name that is different from their legal name. Students, faculty and staff who wish to be identified by a preferred name can enter that name on the Personal Information Form in CamelWeb and it will appear in most College systems. While anyone is welcome to use a preferred name, there are several groups of people for whom this option is invaluable. For example, some people are known by a middle name or a nickname and are hard to identify when their legal name is used. And transgender people will be able to use a preferred name without pursuing a legal name change.
Students will be able to select a preferred name to be used in the online campus directory, class lists, grade reports, course schedules, Moodle, ePortfolio, CamelWeb, and College photo ID (upon request). Legal names will always appear on all external reports and documents including, but not limited to, paychecks, accounts payable checks, student billing, CCPay and tax forms. Legal names will only be changed when students pursue a legal name change with their home state and/or federal authorities and then submit that documentation to the Office of the Registrar.
Faculty and Staff
Preferred names of staff and faculty will be collected and displayed on designated internal campus communications, documents and electronic sources such as the online directory, Moodle and College Photo IDs (upon request). Legal names will always appear on all external reports and documents including, but not limited to, transcripts, paychecks, accounts payable checks, student billing, CCPay and tax forms. Legal names will only be changed when employees pursue a legal name change with state and/or federal authorities and then submit that documentation to human resources.
Setting a Preferred Name
Use the Personal Information Form in CamelWeb to set your preferred name online. Employees without ready access to a computer may contact Human Resources for a paper form.
Connecticut College has endeavored to display preferred names to the College community where feasible and has made a good faith effort to update the reports, documents and systems that are designated to use a preferred name. In the event that your preferred name is not displaying correctly, please contact the appropriate office: the Office of the Registrar for students, and Human Resources for faculty and staff.