Texas Tech University

Chosen Identity

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. Legal first and/or last names cannot be updated via this form. Please see Student Legal Name/Identification Correction Form for legal name changes.

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.

Student Chosen Identity Change Form