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Campus Resources for Trans and Non-Binary people

Chosen Name:

In an effort to be the most TransAffirming campus we can, Vassar College has implemented an online system that can be used to update your name to a chosen name instead of purely a legal name.  This is available for all members of the Vassar Community, and is particularly affirming for our Trans and Non-Binary students, faculty and staff.

The Chosen Name system is an affirming step, however you cannot choose where your name is to be updated to a chosen name.  

There are a few areas of the college where legal name is required or necessary including but not limited to: contracts, financial aid documents, payroll and employment, student transcripts, licensures and some external reports and document requests.  

All other areas will have the chosen name updated including but not limited to: class rosters, team rosters, safety and security systems, housing and residential life systems, ID Cards and diploma.  This would include mailing address, including permanent address- thus individuals should be aware that if they update a chosen name they might be "outed" by mail sent to a permanent address.

Please click here to access the Chosen Name system.

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