11.30.22: Update on the Use of Chosen Names in University Systems

A message sent to members of the Lehigh community.

Dear Members of the Lehigh Community,

The Chosen Name/Gender Identity Working Group is pleased to share an update on the usage of chosen names in University systems. Last year we announced the ability to provide a chosen first, middle, and/or last name to be used in the system of record. Since that time, additional systems have been updated to display chosen names.

  • Lehigh ID Cards: Chosen names are now being printed on the ID card for students, faculty, and staff if one was provided.
  • Mail Center: Chosen names are displayed at the kiosk when students swipe their ID card to pick up a package. The staff at the Mail Center are able to look up packages using a student’s chosen name. The kiosk and display monitors at the Mail Center also display chosen names. To ensure a smooth pick up process, please include your box number on all mail.
  • Course Site/Moodle: Chosen names now display in the user profile and in class lists for faculty members and students.
  • Lyterati (Faculty PAR system): Chosen names are displayed in Lyterati if one was provided.
  • PyraMed (Student Health Portal): Chosen names are displayed to both the Health Center staff and the student via their patient portal.
  • Self-Service Banner 9: Chosen name is the default display name for all new pages/forms in SSB9, which was rolled out to the Lehigh community in October.
  • Argos Dashboards & Reports: LTS and functional areas continue to update Argos dashboards and reports where chosen names are allowed.

Your patience is much appreciated as we continue to work on implementing the use of chosen names in other appropriate University systems and processes. You can view a list of places where chosen names are being displayed at: Updating Chosen Name and Gender Identity at Lehigh. This page is continually updated as we make progress in additional systems. If you would like to report an occurrence of the incorrect name being displayed, you can submit an LTS Help request by selecting “Enterprise Software Help” and choosing your associated area.

As a reminder, if you would like to provide a chosen first, middle, and/or last name, you may do so at this page: go.lehigh.edu/UpdateChosenName. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact The Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity at pridecenter@lehigh.edu and/or the Chosen Name/Gender Identity Working Group at datagovernance@lehigh.edu.


Chosen Name/Gender Identity Working Group

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