Texas Tech University

Personal Identification Changes

How do I update my legal name or SSN?

Legal Name Change or Correction Information:

Please complete the name change section of the Student Information Correction Form and supply a copy of your current social security card.

International students who have not received a social security card must contact the Office of International Affairs (806.742.3667).

Students who are employed by TTU or TTUHSC must contact Human Resources (806.742.3851).

This proof is required for all changes, even if the student is adding or dropping one of the following:

  • I, II, III, IV, Jr, Sr, or some other suffix to the name
  • Middle name or initial
  • Hyphen addition or deletion (Smith Jones to Smith-Jones)
  • Middle initial to full middle name (John P. Jones to John Paul Jones)

Social Security Number Change:

Please complete the social security number section of the Student Information Correction Form and supply a copy of your current social security card.

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How do I update my chosen first name?

​Texas Tech University strives to provide an inclusive educational environment for all students.  The university recognizes the importance of affording students with the opportunity to designate a chosen first name and/or gender identity where possible.  However, in certain circumstances and within some official documents, legal designations may be required by law or university policy (e.g., transcripts, financial aid records, payroll).  The chosen first name will be the sole first name used for professional communication and identification purposes.  Please complete the Student Identity Record Change Form for chosen first name changes.   Legal first and/or last names cannot be updated via this form. 

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How do I update my preferred name?

​Please complete the Student Identity Record Change Form.  This form is required for chosen first name changes, and should not be used for preferred first name (i.e., nickname) designations.  The preferred first name can be updated via Raiderlink (My Personal Information), and is used for shortened legal name/nickname purposes.  Preferred first name designations are only necessary if the preferred first name differs from the chosen first name.

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How do I update my gender identity designation?

​Please complete the Student Identity Record Change Form.  Gender identity designations are currently limited to biological sex terms; however, they are the only options currently available in our system. As more options become available, we will make appropriate revisions to this form/process.

Important Information Regarding Student Identity Changes

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Students who are also TTU Employees

​Students who are also employed by Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center must have the exact same name and social security number on file in their student record and their Human Resources record. If you are a student and an employee of TTU, please submit the Student Information Correction Form to TTU Human Resources in Drane Hall. If you are a student and an employee of TTUHSC, you will need to contact the TTUHSC Human Resources office in the Health Sciences Center building on 4th Street.

Please click here for the Student Information Correction Form

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