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Change of name and/or sex

Legal Name/Sex

A student’s name of record includes the legal first name, middle initial or full middle name, and the family name. The college will change the name and/or sex of a currently enrolled student or alumnus on its official records upon receipt of a request in writing accompanied by evidence of the legal basis for the change. A record of the previous name/sex will be maintained, but all official documents will be released under the new name.

Students who wish to change their legal name with the college may do so by submitting the Student Information Change Form and required documentation to the appropriate Registrar’s Office.

Chosen Name/Pronoun

Lewis & Clark College supports the use of chosen names and pronouns for students while maintaining the official, legal name required for academic records and data integrity. Current students may elect to have a chosen name recorded which will be displayed on class rosters and directories where the legal name is not required. Students may also request to have a chosen pronoun recorded.

Students who wish to record a chosen name/pronoun may do so by submitting the Chosen Name form.