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IU Bloomington's Transgender Students Can Now Use Preferred Names On University ID
Updated December 16, 2014 9:42 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Students at Indiana University Bloomington can apply to use a preferred name, rather than a legal name, on their university identification cards.

IU's campus ID cards are swiped or shown at campus dining halls and libraries, on buses, at workout facilities, at the Health Center and in some classes, among other places on campus.

This change is an effort to support transgender students who go by a different name from their legal name and was ultimately advanced by a resolution from the IU Student Association, the Graduate and Professional Student Organization and the Residence Halls Association.

The Transgender Advocacy Group or TAG worked with IU officials to create the preferred name policy.

The new policy offered on all campuses and students who have nicknames or go by initials can also sign up to change their name. Faculty and staff will be able to enroll in the policy as well.

Purdue University has had a preferred name policy since July.

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