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Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center

There are essentially two types of name changes. First, the use of a “chosen name" or "nickname” where a student, staff, or faculty member utilizes the built in features to input their chosen name into "nickname" or "chosen" name fields. The second name change is an "official" name change. Below are instructions for both. If you have questions, please contact Matthew Jeffries at matthew.jeffries@wsu.edu.

To Change Network ID and WSU E-mail

Students must contact Information Technology Services and request a change of their Network ID (NID) and e-mail address.  The request can be submitted to the ITS Help Desk by phone at 335-HELP (4357). 

For the Odyssey Housing Management System

Housing and Residence Life pull the "nickname" that is input into myWSU.

In the Blackboard System

A student can change their name in myWSU under "Main Menu" --> "WSU" --> "Update Nickname"

In Active Directory

A student can change their name in myWSU under "Main Menu" --> "WSU" --> "Update Nickname"

 

For the CougarCard System

Once you have added your chosen name into the "nickname" field in myWSU, you can have a new CougarCard printed free of charge. If you are a community member and do not have access to myWSU, you can have this change implemented through Payroll Services in French Administration.