Chosen Names and Pronoun

MCLA recognizes that many students, faculty and staff choose to use names and/or pronouns other than their legal ones to identify themselves, and should be able to do so where possible.  

To request a chosen first name/pronoun, log into Self-Service Banner with your credentials, click the “Personal Information” link, then click the link to the form (it is flagged), complete and submit the online form.

A student’s chosen first name and/or pronouns will be used in place of legal name and/or pronouns on class rosters. Faculty and staff will see these chosen first name and/or pronouns when using the following:

Advisee listing Mid-term evaluations
Class rosters Final grade submission
Electronic directory Student Transcript search page*
Housing rosters *(NOT the transcript itself)


To change your name on your college ID, please take a copy of the email confirmation of your request to Public Safety. They will issue a new ID reflecting your chosen name. This confirmation will take a day or two.

Please note that your chosen name and/or pronouns are used solely in MCLA’s internal systems. Official college correspondence will use your legal name. All official college correspondence, official transcripts, financial aid application and award documents, enrollment verifications, third party database systems, and other databases used at MCLA, will continue to require use of your legal name. You will be able to select whether or not you would like your chosen name and/or pronouns to be used in external communications such as the Dean’s List, nominations for honor societies, College publicity, etc.

Questions?  Contact Student Affairs at (413) 662– 5231 or the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer at (413-652-5300)