UMKC Name Policy
UMKC acknowledges that many students use names other than their legal name to identify themselves. Students can update their preferred name in Pathway.
Adding a preferred name does not change a student’s official name as a part of their educational record. Your official name is your legal name. Your official name is used for financial aid, transcripts, international student I-20’s and other documents required by the university.
Preferred names will be displayed in the Pathway student center, Pathway class roster, and Pathway grade roster. Additionally, a preferred name may be displayed in other university maintained software applications such as Blackboard or Moodle.
Students who choose to take advantage of this preferred name policy are subject to the University Collected Rules and Regulations as well as the University of Missouri Kansas City Acceptable Use Policy for technology.
OUTLaws, UMKC Law School’s organization for LGBTQ law students and their allies, will provide free consultations for UMKC students interested in a legal name change or birth certificate amendment. Law students will be supervised by a licensed attorney.
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