Thomas Jefferson University

Preferred Name Policy

I. Policy Statement

Thomas Jefferson University recognizes that some members of our community use a name, gender, and pronoun other than their legal identifiers. Students are free to elect to have their chosen first name, gender identity and chosen pronoun appear in Thomas Jefferson University’s system (subject to technical capacity) where the legal identifiers are not required. The University reserves the right to deny a requested selection if the request is inappropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, names using foul, inappropriate, offensive, or derogatory language, or names submitted to avoid a legal obligation or to create misrepresentation.

II. Scope

This policy applies to all full-time, part-time, matriculated and non-matriculated students at Thomas Jefferson University Center City, East Falls, Abington, Aria and all other locations.

III. Components

Preferred Name does appear:

  • Class roster
  • Displayed name for University email
  • Profile on self service
  • Reports/lists generated for faculty and advisors Starfish

Preferred Name does not appear:

  • Academic transcript
  • Diploma
  • Enrollment or degree verifications Financial Aid documents
  • Immigration documents University identification card  

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