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 may enter preferred name using Name Preferences in CamelWeb: that name will appear as your name in most College systems. 

Students

Preferred name is used in the online campus directory, class lists, grade reports, course schedules, Moodle, ePortfolio, CamelWeb, and College photo ID (upon request). Legal name 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 name 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 are 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 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

Students - Use Name Preferences in CamelWeb to set your preferred name online. Faculty and Staff - Use the Personal Information Form to set your preferred name online. Employees without ready access to a computer may contact Human Resources for a paper form.

Disclaimer

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.

Additional Resources

Change of Student Information
IT Service Desk (Computing Support)
LGBTQIA Center