Chosen Name Policy


Policy TitleChosen Name Policy
Document Type
  • Policy
  • Procedure
  • Guidelines
  • Form
Office/UnitProvost's Office
Policy OwnerChief Diversity Officer
Contact Information
Role Office Phone Email
Responsible OfficeOffice of the Provost(716)
EnforcementOffice of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion(716)
PolicyUniversity Policy Office(716) 673-4828

Approval Date


Approved byPresident's Cabinet
Effective Date


Review Date/Schedule1/29/2025
Revision History



Chosen Name Policy

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Gender Prounouns Guide


Chosen Name: The name that an individual uses regardless of the name that was assigned to them at birth. Sometimes referred to as a “preferred name.”

Cisgender, Cis: An individual whose gender identity matches the sex assigned to them at birth.

F#: The number assigned to any student, faculty, or staff member when they begin an official relationship with Fredonia.

FREDCard: An identification card used on the Fredonia campus issued by the Fredonia Student Association (FSA).

LGBTQ: The acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. This is an umbrella term used to refer to a community of individuals whose sexual or gender identities can create shared political and social experiences. The acronym is not meant to be exclusionary; there are other identities, including but not limited to asexual and intersex, that fall under this umbrella term.

Transgender, Trans: An umbrella term that represents individuals whose gender identities do not match the sex assigned to them at birth.


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