Preferred Name Change

With the growing diversity of our campus, many students use names other than their given name for a variety of personal or cultural reasons. To better serve our students, we have created the option to add a Preferred First Name to several University applications that are used by students.

By submitting the Preferred Name form through Owl Express, I understand that:

  • The Preferred First Name replaces the Legal First Name in The following systems:
    • Bright Space by D2L
    • Chalk and Wire
    • Collegiate Link - Owl Life
    • DegreeWorks
    • Digital Measures - Course Response
    • BankMobile
    • KSUmail
    • Moodle
    • OrgSync
    • Owl Express
    • Panopto
    • Proctor U
    • Respondus Lockdown Browser
    • StarRez
    • Ticket Alternative
    • Web Checkout
  • The Preferred First Name will be added to the Class Roster, Student Advising Guide and Degreeworks.
  • Legal names will be required for students enrolled in eCore courses.  Student names must match the name issued on state identifications in order to sit for proctored exams. 
  • Student's legal name will remain unchanged in all other university related systems.