Name Changes

For Students

Students may use the campus portal to set a "preferred first name" online. "Preferred first names" can be updated  at any time and changes will be reflected in University systems that support them within 24 hours. Examples of such systems include: class rosters, email addresses, Canvas, and PeopleSoft.

Click here for more information about "preferred first names" for students.

Legal names will continue to be used for certain University records, documents, and business processes where the use of a legal name is required by law or University policy. A few examples include financial aid documents, diplomas, and Titan Card (which is considered a legal form of identification). 

For Employees 

It is possible to have certain CSUF employee identification reflect an employee's requested name change (i.e. email, campus directory, business cards, name badge, etc.).  Employees should work with their supervisor/manager to make these changes.  An employee's name and pronouns should be honored among colleagues and are important to fostering an inclusive environment.

All employees are required to use their legal name as listed in their official documents presented to HRDI at the start of employment. If an employee wants to change their legal name with the CSUF system, they can bring official documentation to the Payroll office located in CP-700.