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Name Change

Student Primary Name Change:
A student's primary name is your legal name as recognized by the federal government and the state of Indiana.  This is also the name that is reflected on all official academic records, such as transcripts and diplomas.  The Office of the Registrar maintains the official name and address for all students. Students whose names have been legally changed or require editing should file a Request for Change of Name. Legal documentation, such as a copy of a social security card, marriage certificate, or official court document, may be required to support the name change. Once processed, this name change will be reflected on the student’s official academic record.

Student Preferred Name Change:
A student's preferred name can be modified to reflect a nickname (e.g., Bob rather than Robert or Sue rather than Susan). Preferred names are used in Canvas, class rosters, and grade rosters. Students wishing to change their preferred first and middle names may do so at any time using Student Self-Service. To change your preferred name:

  • Log into One.IU
  • Type 'Change Name' into the search bar and hit enter
  • Select the Change name students (All IU Campuses) task

Changes to Preferred Name are monitored regularly as a student's preferred last name cannot vary from the student's primary last name.  Should you wish to make a change to your preferred last name, you will be required to file a Request for Change of Name and submit supporting documentation. 

Employee Preferred Name Change:
Employees wishing to change their preferred first and middle names may do so at any time using Self-Service.  To change your preferred name:

  • Log into One.IU
  • Type 'Change Name' into the search bar and hit enter
  • Select the Employee Information (All IU Campuses) task

Employee Primary Name Change:
IUPUI employees wishing to change their primary name must complete a Personal Data Change Form as the primary name for employees is maintained by Human Resources.  Contact Human Resources Administration with any questions.