A preferred name is a name you choose to be called that is different than your legal name.
Adelphi University recognizes that some students wish to use a preferred name in addition to their legal name. As long as the use of a preferred name is not used for misrepresentation, abuse or to avoid accountability, a student may request this option, where possible.
You may request the use of a preferred name, gender identity and pronoun. By going on eCampus and clicking on the My Profile icon, you can update your name, gender identity and pronoun.
Students are encouraged to add a preferred name prior to the start of a semester, but are able to do so at any time.
- Class Rosters/Early Warning Rosters
- CLASS Account
- Library systems
- Degree audit
If requested, username and email address will also reflect your preferred name.
- Enrollment Verification letters
- Financial records/Paychecks and tax documents
- Grade reports
- Employment and Personnel Records
- Medical Records
- Third-party reporting (i.e. federal agency records)