Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy
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Gender Recognition & Lived Name Policy
The Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN) policy ensures that all students, employees, alumni, and affiliates are identified by their accurate gender identity and lived name on university-issued identification documents and in UC’s information systems by providing guidance on the collection and reporting of gender identity, lived name and sexual orientation. The Gender Recognition and Lived Name policy requires UC to provide:
- At least three equally recognized gender options in university information systems — woman, man and nonbinary.
- Any individual entering into an academic or professional relationship with the UC may be permitted to indicate a lived name to be used in the UC system in all settings and situations that do not require a person’s legal name.
- An efficient process for current students, faculty and staff, and for UC alumni and affiliates, to retroactively amend their gender designations and lived name on university-issued documents, including eligible academic documents, and in information systems.