Colleges and Universities that Allow Students to Have the Name and Pronouns They Use for Themselves on Campus Records

266 Colleges Enable Students to Use a Chosen First Name, Instead of Their Legal Name, on Campus Records and Documents (Such as Course Rosters, Campus ID Cards, and Directory Listings)


University of Alabama at Birmingham


Maricopa Community College [10 campuses]
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona


American River College
California Institute of Technology
California Institute of the Arts
California Polytechnic State University
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University, San Marcos
Chapman University
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont McKenna College
Harvey Mudd College
Humboldt State University
Keck Graduate Institute
Mills College
Occidental College
Otis College of Art and Design
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Sacramento City College
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santiago Canyon College
Scripps College
Sonoma State University
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California


Fort Lewis College
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Northern Colorado


Asnuntuck Community College
Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Wesleyan University


University of Delaware

District of Columbia

American University
Georgetown University


University of Central Florida


Agnes Scott College
Kennesaw State University


Columbia College, Chicago
DePaul University
Eastern Illinois University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Northeastern Illinois University
Northwestern University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois, Chicago


Indiana University
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Manchester University
Purdue University


University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Wartburg College


Kansas State University


Murray State University
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville


Bowdoin College
University of Maine, Machias


Community College of Baltimore County
Goucher College
Johns Hopkins University
McDaniel College
University of Maryland, College Park


Amherst College
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Bridgewater State University
Clark University
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Simmons College
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Wellesley College
Williams College


Grand Rapids Community College
Michigan State University
Northern Michigan University
Oakland University
University of Michigan
Western Michigan University


Augsburg University
Carleton College
Hamline University
Macalester College
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities [37 Colleges]
University of Minnesota, Duluth
University of Minnesota, Morris
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


University of Missouri, Kansas City
Washington University in St. Louis


University of Nebraska, Lincoln

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College
Keene State College
University of New Hampshire

New Jersey

Princeton University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rowan University
Rutgers University
Stockton University

New York

City University of New York (CUNY) [23 campuses]
Colgate University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Ithaca College
Marymount Manhattan College
New York University
Pace University
Rochester Institute of Technology
SUNY Geneseo (ID cards display both legal/chosen name)
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Plattsburgh (ID cards display both legal/chosen name)
Syracuse University
University at Albany
University of Stony Brook
Vassar College

North Carolina

Appalachian State University
Davidson College
Duke University
Elon University
Guilford College
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Warren Wilson College


Antioch College
Case Western Reserve University
Kent State University
Miami University (Ohio)
Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Wright State University


Lewis and Clark College
Portland State University
University of Oregon
Southern Oregon University
Western Oregon University


Arcadia University
Allegheny College
Carnegie Mellon University
Clarion University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Gettysburg College
Haverford College
Pennsylvania State University
Saint Joseph’s University
Swarthmore College
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

Brown University
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
University of Rhode Island


University of Texas, Austin
University of Texas at Dallas


University of Utah


Champlain College
Marlboro College
Middlebury College
University of Vermont


Old Dominion University
University of Mary Washington
University of Richmond


University of Puget Sound
University of Washington
Washington State University
Western Washington University
Whitman College

West Virginia

West Virginia University


Beloit College
Northland College
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin, Stout


43 Colleges Enable Students to Indicate the Pronouns They Use for Themselves on Course Rosters

Amherst College
Augsburg University
Bellarmine University
Case Western Reserve University
California Institute of the Arts
Colgate University
College of Wooster
Elon University
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Humboldt State University
Kenyon College
Middlebury College
New York University
North Carolina State University*
Ohio University
Simmons College
Saint Joseph’s University
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California, San Diego
University of Colorado [4 campuses]
— University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
— University of Colorado, Boulder
— University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
— University of Colorado, Denver

University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota [5 campuses]
— University of Minnesota, Crookston
— University of Minnesota, Duluth
— University of Minnesota, Morris
— University of Minnesota, Rochester
— University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of Vermont
Vanderbilt University
Williams College


Meet the Clearinghouse Coordinator

Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., is the director of the UMass Amherst Stonewall Center, the campus LGBTQIA+ center. They have published and spoken extensively on the experiences and needs of trans college students, including writing some of the first articles on the topic in the 2000s. Among the books Genny has written are The Lives of Transgender People (2011); A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (2014); and the anthology Trans People in Higher Education (2019). With Abbie Goldberg, they edited The Encyclopedia of Trans Studies (2021). They are currently writing Campus Queer: Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ+ College Students with Mickey Eliason for Johns Hopkins University Press. In addition to being the coordinator of the Clearinghouse, Genny is an editorial board member of the Journal of LGBT Youth, the Journal of Bisexuality, the Journal of Lesbian Studies, and the Journal of Homosexuality. They have a Ph.D. in African American Studies and master’s degrees in African American Studies, American Studies, and Higher Education Administration. More about Genny can be found on their website: