Dartmouth College lets students select chosen names

The Associated Press
Published: 9/11/2019 5:10:56 PM

HANOVER — Dartmouth College has become the latest university to allow students to easily change their names or gender identities in directories, on identification cards and elsewhere across the Ivy League campus.

Transgender and nonbinary students have been able to request IDs and directory listings that reflect their preferred names for more than a decade, but the new policy announced Wednesday allows them to log on to the college’s information system and make changes on their own. Chosen names also will be allowed to appear on transcripts and diplomas.

Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization that promotes LGBTQ-friendly learning environments, tracks such policies. It said most of the other seven Ivy League schools also provide students with a simple process to change their names or gender identities on university documents.

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