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Will my Preferred Name Type appear as my e-mail display name?


Answer: Yes

If I input a Preferred Name Type as a student, where will my Preferred Name appear?

 

Answer:

If I input a Preferred Name Type as an instructor, where will my Preferred Name appear?

 

Answer: In addition to the e-mail display name , an instructor’s Preferred Name Type will appear in the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) next to the course listing as the instructor of the course, in the class roster, in the discussion board, in Orange SUccess (preferred first name only, meaning your preferred last name will not show in Orange SUccess), and in the other communication tools.


If I input a Preferred Name Type as a staff member, where will my Preferred Name appear? 


Answer: In addition to the e-mail display name , a staff member's Preferred Name Type will appear in Orange SUccess (preferred first name only, meaning your preferred last name will not show in Orange SUccess), as well as in the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) in all places where a name is displayed (e.g., Blackboard Communities).  

Will my Preferred Name Type appear on my SU ID card?

 

Answer: Not at this time.

Where may I change my Preferred Name Type and how do I change it?


Answer: Log into the MySlice Portal (https://myslice.ps.syr.edu ) and click the View/Update Names link in the Personal Services section.

Can I delete my Preferred Name Type once I enter one?

 

Answer: Yes, after you add a Preferred Name, you have the option to delete it at any time (in reality it just gets deactivated, but you will not see your Preferred Name in MySlice or other systems until you add a new one). Please be aware that changes may take several hours to propagate to the various systems that utilize the Preferred Name Type, so you may still see a deactivated name for some time after you indicate that you would no longer like to use it.

How often can I change my Preferred Name Type? 

 

Answer: You may change your Preferred Name as often as you choose. Please be aware that changes may take several hours to propagate to the various systems that utilize the Preferred Name Type. In addition, remember that it is your responsibility to alert faculty of this change if you wish them to use it as soon as possible.  

Is my Preferred Name Type visible to my parent or guardian via MySlice (meaning if I give them proxy access through MySlice)?

 

Answer: Not at this time.

I am an ESF student taking classes at SU (or an SU student taking classes at ESF). Where will my Preferred Name Type appear?

 

Answer: ESF students will not see the option to update their Preferred Name in the Syracuse University (SU) MySlice Portal as there is a separate Preferred Name procedure already in place at ESF for these students. This process can be found at the ESF Registrar website for Chosen/Preferred NamesAn SU student taking classes at ESF who wishes to use a Preferred Name in ESF systems must update the Preferred Name utilizing the ESF procedure.

Can I add personal pronouns and preferred gender markers to my MySlice Portal?

 

Answer: Not at this time.

What if I have additional questions that have not been addressed here in the FAQ's?

 

Answer: You can send an email to pgpnac@syr.edu with your question. You can also find more details on the University's Preferred Name Policy webpage.

What if I have additional questions about this Policy?

 

Answer: Please contact the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience regarding student name usage and the Office of Human Resources regarding employee name usage. You can also send an email to pgpnac@syr.edu if you have questions or comments.

Will my Preferred Name appear on my diploma?

 

Answer: Your preferred name will not appear on your diploma by default, however you may request a diploma name change. All information and a link to some FAQ’s on how to do this can be found on the Office of the Registrar diploma web page ( http://registrar.syr.edu/students/diplomas/)


Training Material:

21008 PGPNAC-Poster-PreferredNames-8.5x11.pdf