Preferred First Name
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State University acknowledges that some students prefer to use first
names other than their legal name to identify themselves. Beginning
with the spring semester, any student may choose a preferred first name
to appear on Canvas, course rosters viewable by faculty, and on the
People Finder directory.
Students interested in requesting a preferred first name should complete the Preferred First Name Change Request posted at: http://www.murraystate.edu/registrar_files/Preferred%20First%20Name%20Change%20Request.pdf and
bring the completed form to the Office of the Registrar, 113 Sparks
Hall, along with a photo ID. Students unable to present the form in
person may mail the completed and notarized form to the Registrar’s
Office. Inappropriate use of the preferred name, including but not
limited to misrepresentation or attempting to avoid a legal obligation,
may be cause for denying the request.
It is important to note that the preferred first name will not appear on any legal documents such as paychecks and transcripts.