Stockton University recognizes that some of its students use a name other than their legal name to identify themselves. To encourage a more open and inclusive campus environment, Stockton allows students to use a first name different than their legal first name on certain university records. The goal of this service is a consistent preferred name experience across University systems and use of a preferred name wherever a legal name is not absolutely necessary.
Click here to request to complete a preferred first name change within specific university records. Please note that changing your preferred name for certain records does not change your legal first name with Stockton University.
Below is a listing of all the areas in which your preferred name will appear (once
changed) and areas in which your legal first name will still appear. *There are certain
self-select registration systems on campus in which a student would need to personally
update their preferred name.
Preferred First Name Will Appear
- Alumni records
- Athletic team lists
- Class rosters
- Commencement programs
- Dean’s list
- Degree Audit
- Emergency contact lists
- Faculty advisee lists
- GoPortal online directory
- Library records
- Residence life rosters
- Student ID card (provided you request one from student records)
Legal First Name Will Appear
- Financial aid & billing records, including communication
- Official transcripts
- Paychecks and paystubs
- Registrar’s office records
- Study Abroad – travel forms
- Time entry system
- Transfer credit evaluation
- Tax records
Stockton reserves the right to remove a preferred name if it contains inappropriate or offensive language, or if the name is being used for misrepresentation. Any review would be conducted by the Care & Community Standards Office.
For questions, please contact Laurie Dutton at WGSC@stockton.edu