Changing Name at Miami

Three photos, each with a student or group walking through a rainbow door frame for National Coming Out Day
 Group of students, faculty and staff holding rainbow flags and walking across academic quad
 President Crawford holding a Miami University Pride banner at the Pride parade in Cincinnati

Many members of the Miami community use a name that differs from their legal name (listed as “primary name” in university data systems). These may include individuals who prefer to use:

  • a middle name instead of a first name;
  • an anglicized name;
  • a name to which the individual is in the process of legally changing; or
  • a name that better represents the individual’s gender identity.

To encourage a more welcoming climate, Miami is in the process of implementing procedures that allow students, faculty, and staff to indicate their name of use to the university community regardless of whether they have legally changed their name and as long as the name of use is not for the purpose of misrepresentation.

The name of use will be used consistently across internal University communication and reporting systems, except where the legal name is necessitated by legal or business requirement.

Learn more about the Name of Use Policy at Miami University.

Miami Directory and Class Rosters: For information on how to change your first name and personal information on the Miami Directory and on class photo rosters, visit One Stop's Your Info page.

Display Name in Google: For information on how to change your display name in Google, visit the Knowledge Base article Change My Display Name in Google

Miami Diplomas: Students are now able to have their chosen name on diplomas. For information on how to change you name on your diploma, visit One Stop's Diplomas page.

Computer Login: For information on how to change the name that appears when you log into your computer, visit the Knowledge Base article Change the Name that Appears When I Log into My Computer.