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Chosen First Name & Pronouns

FIU has implemented a Chosen First Name Policy which will enable all Panthers to display their chosen first name and pronouns to the University community where feasible. A chosen first name is defined as the first name by which a person wishes to be known and to have appear in University systems and when conducting day-to-day University business.

Students who are staff and wish to add a chosen first name can visit go.fiu.edu/chosenfirstname_hr. Please note that a chosen first name added in the HR system will carry over into the student system.

The implementation of this policy enables members of our FIU to use and be known by a chosen first name and with pronouns that affirm, reflect, and/or express their gender, culture, and/or other aspects of their social identity.

To add a chosen first name or pronouns, follow the steps outlined below. Please allow up to 24 hours for the changes to be reflected in any applicable University-related systems.

 

Add Chosen First Name

1. Log into the MyFIU student portal

2. Select the ‘Profile’ tile

3. Select ‘Personal Details’

4. Click the “+” button under the ‘Names’ row

5. Add your chosen first name

6. Click the ‘Save’ button

 

Add Chosen Pronouns

1. Log into the MyFIU student portal

2. Select the ‘Profile’ tile

3. Select ‘Personal Details’

4. Select the ‘Biographic’ tab

5. Click the ‘Chosen Pronouns’ row

6. Select your chosen pronouns from the drop-down menu

7. Click the ‘Save’ button

Change of Legal Name

Change of Legal Name requests may be submitted online through the Student Tools tile on the MyFIU dashboard. Students must provide appropriate supporting documentation which confirms that they have legally changed their name. Students who do not have online access must submit the form below to the OneStop offices.

Change of Legal Name, Address, & SSN Update Form

Change of Address

Students can update all addresses, except permanent address, online through the Profile tile on the MyFIU dashboard. This includes the student’s home address, mailing address, and financial aid address. Students who do not have online access must submit the form below to the OneStop offices.

Change of Legal Name, Address, & SSN Update Form

Last updated: August 18, 2020