Relay recognizes that students have the right to identify themselves by a name other than their legal first names. Students will be referred to by their legal first names by Relay staff and faculty members unless they have entered a preferred/chosen first name during the admissions application. A student’s preferred name will be respected at all times. The student may also change their preferred name at any time by submitting a student update form.
Relay reserves the right to deny or remove, with or without notice, a preferred name if it is used for inappropriate purposes including, but not limited to, misrepresentation, avoiding legal obligation, or the use of offensive or derogatory language. According to FERPA, a student’s preferred name may be disclosed as “directory information” unless the student refuses to permit such disclosure. Student can submit a Directory Information Nondisclosure form at any time.
Refer to the Preferred Name Policy FAQs for additional details about the policy.