PREFERRED NAME POLICY

The University recognizes that as a community many of its members use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. As long as the use of this different name is not for the purpose of misrepresentation, the University acknowledges that a preferred name will be used for the Class Roster, Photo Roster, Final Grade Roster and Blackboard. 

The Preferred Name will be limited to appearing on the Class Roster, Photo Roster, Final Grade Roster and Blackboard. 

Student's legal name will remain unchanged in all other university related systems.  Students who wish to change their legal name can obtain the needed form on the Forms page of the Registrar's web site.

For more information about Stony Brook University's Preferred Name Policy please visit the Registrar's Office Website.