From the desk of Andrew Wheeler:
With the school year getting underway I want to take a moment and remind everyone of how we can help create a welcoming and inclusive environment for our students and the broader OSU Community.
What is the reminder?
Students and Employees now have the right to use their preferred name. This is outlined in the University’s Name-In-Use policy.
When is this effective?
This policy was announced in February via Inform. A reminder with the kick off of school seems prudent.
Why is the reminder being sent?
With students arriving at OSU this week, it’s possible you’ll get questions about this. We all want to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff, so want to be sure you have the right information.
How does this affect me?
If contacted about using a preferred name, please refer to these relevant links:
ONID outlines a name change procedure and I recommend you walk the user through as much of the process as they prefer: http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/accounts/onid/onid-name-changes
Life@OSU Announcement from January 2017 for additional context: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/2017/changes-to-osu-online-application-better-reflect-student-identity/