Trans(itioning) at W&L A Guide for Transgender and Nonbinary Students

This guide is designed to help transgender and nonbinary students at W&L navigate services they may or may not want to utilize during or after social, medical and/or legal transition.

Policies and services are presented to assist with identifying preferred name, changing one's name in W&L records, changing ones gender marker in W&L records, or how to change legal name and/or gender marker on government-issued documents.

Terms to Know:

(The way these terms are defined are for the purpose of understanding the following instructions. These are not necessarily the most complete or widely used definitions.)

Preferred First Name

This page contains information for W&L employees, students, and alumni on how to update their preferred name in University systems. The linked policy page from General Counsel explains where Preferred Name and Legal Name will be used.