Students at Texas A&M University-San Antonio will be able to choose their preferred name, pronouns and gender identification on JagWire as of May 11.
“The purpose of this policy is to use names other than their legal names to identify themselves regardless of whether they’ve legally changed their names, and to identify their personal pronouns and identity,” Ester Woodbury, assistant register, told the Faculty Senate on May 7.
To update their personal information, students should log in to JagWire, click on Student Services and go to the Student Resources block.
According to the office of the registrar’s website, student’s pronouns will be available to advisers, faculty and other university employees.
Students’ preferred names will be included in class rosters, grade rosters and graduation announcements. The registrar’s office is working with Information Technology Services to have the preferences reflected on Blackboard, Woodbury said.
Students who indicated their preferred name upon applying to the university do not have to take these steps in JagWire.
Students can contact the registrar’s office for help updating their JagWire profile at firstname.lastname@example.org
“This has been a long time coming,” said Joseph Simpson, Faculty Senate president and associate professor of sociology. “I’m glad to see that this is moving forward.”