U-Texas to let trans students use preferred name on records — but not on diploma

UT Gender and Sexuality Center

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Prompted by a student-faculty task force, the University of Texas-Austin adopted a new policy allowing transgender students to use their preferred name on college records — this includes identification cards as well as class rosters.

Being inadvertedly “outed” by by college professors and the difficulty of using student ID to make on campus purchases were some of the concerns expressed by trans students. Trans students need to personally contact the UT Gender and Sexuality Center to make a request for the change.

The ID cards will still have the student’s official name on it, but placed on the back. This is supposedly to help off campus law enforcement and on campus security issues. As for University diploma or transcripts — a legal name change is still required.

New policy will allow transgender students to list their preferred name on University records | The Daily Texan.

UT Gender and Sexuality Center

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