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Chosen/Preferred Name Notification

Creating and sustaining an inclusive environment is central to the mission of Coastal Carolina University. We recognize that members of our campus community may use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. Names and pronouns are one of the ways we portray our identities. Using someone’s preferred name and pronouns is one of the most basic ways to show you respect their identity.

The Dean of Students Office partners with students who wish to notify their faculty of their chosen name and/or pronouns for use in the classroom. Students interested in requesting this notification may fill out the Chosen/Preferred Name Notification Request Form. Once received, Student Advocacy and Intervention will submit a notification to the professors of classes in which the student is registered, in addition to others specified, informing them of the student’s chosen names and pronouns.

Please note that this form is intended for classroom use only. This form does not change legal names in Moodle, or on academic records. For more information about the legal name change process, or to inquire about changing identifying information in other University systems, please contact Student Advocacy and Intervention at 

To learn more about CCU’s commitment to proactively promote an institutional culture of inclusiveness and equity, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or visit  For more information about the significance of pronouns, please visit and