Name, Gender Identity, Pronoun

Students may identify a preferred first name, their gender identity, and a preferred pronoun.

Legal Name

Students whose legal name has changed may have that information updated in Banner (and other systems that are updated with Banner data) by completing the Name Change Form (pdf).  A copy of the updated Social Security Card will be required for US Citizens, and a copy of the updated passport will be required for non-US citizens.

Preferred First Name, Gender Identity, and Personal Pronoun

The William & Mary Policy on Preferred Name, Gender Identity, and Personal Pronoun (pdf) guides these procedures.  

Students who wish to identify a preferred first name may do so at the Personal Info tab in Banner self-service or at personalinfo.wm.edu.  Preferred first name will appear on class rosters in Blackboard; the ability to show preferred first name is coming soon to Banner. Faculty members are asked to address students by their preferred first name when first names are used.

Students who wish to indicate their gender identity and/or personal pronoun will be able to do so in Banner self-service once W&M is using Banner 9 self-service; Spring 2020 is the goal.  In the meantime, students may email the University Registrar's Office to request that their gender identity and/or personal pronoun be recorded in Banner.  See below for available values.  At this time, Banner does not offer the opportunity to display gender identity or personal pronoun on the class roster, so faculty members will not have access to the information.  Only administrative staff members with access to Banner Admin will have access to the information.

Students may directly request that faculty and fellow-students use their preferred pronoun.  

Banner Values for Gender Identity:
  • AGEN    Agender
  • BIGE      Bigender
  • CISG      Cisgender
  • GF          Gender Fluid
  • GQ         Gender Queer
  • NONB   Non Binary
  • TRAN    Transgender

Banner Values for Personal Pronoun:
  • HE         He, Him, His
  • SHE       She, Her, Hers
  • THEY     They, Them, Theirs
  • ZE          Ze, Zir, Zim
  • ZZ          Ze, Zir, Zirs