As we strive to be an inclusive community, CU is rolling out a series
of enhancements that will allow students to identify their preferred
name, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation if they choose.
For more information, please refer to the resources provided by CU Denver's Women and Gender Center.
Official records and accounts must display a student's primary (legal)
name. However, students may choose to set a preferred first and/or
middle name in their self-service portal that will display in
CU-approved university systems and records.
For a list of systems using preferred names, update your personal information.
CU students have the option of identifying their pronouns in their
self-service portal. When provided, it's important for faculty and staff
to know and use a student's identified pronouns rather than make an
assumption based on the student's name or appearance.
Asking for and correctly using someone's pronouns shows your
acknowledgment and respect for their gender identity.
Student-identified pronouns are available to authorized faculty and
staff members in Campus Solutions in the following areas:
- Admin Class Rosters – Curriculum Management > Class Roster > Class Roster
- Admin Grade Rosters – Curriculum Management > Grading > Grade Roster
- Faculty Center Class and Grade rosters – Accessible from UCDAccess under Teaching Tools via the Go to Faculty Center link
- Advisee Roster – Self Service > Advisor Center > My Advisees
If you don't have access to this information, it is appropriate to ask
the student what pronouns they use.
If a student has provided their pronoun information to the university
and you or another faculty or staff member forgets to use it, simply
apologize and remember to use their correct pronouns moving forward.
Encourage others to do the same.
Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
On or around August 30, 2018, CU students will have the option to identify
their gender identity (which may or may not match their sex assigned at
birth) and their sexual orientation in their self-service portal. By
understanding our student population, we can better promote and foster
an environment that helps all students feel comfortable and succeed.
While sex (at birth) is required for compliance with select business
processes, providing gender identity and sexual orientation information
is always optional for students.
Students may enter, edit, or remove this
data at any time through the student portal. If students choose to
provide this information, only faculty and staff with both a legitimate
educational interest and provisioning approval at the appropriate security level may view it.