Introducing Preferred Names for Students

Illinois Institute of Technology recognizes that students may use names other than their legal name to identify themselves, so we are pleased to announce a new student preferred first name policy. This will provide students with the option to select a preferred first name that will be displayed in certain university systems as identified below. Students will first submit a request to the Office of the Registrar. Assuming the request follows the policy, a student’s preferred first name will then be displayed in the following areas:

  • Class lists
  • Faculty grade entry
  • Student Portal
  • Banner self service
  • Blackboard
  • Odyssey (housing system)
  • PNC (student health and wellness system)
  • ID cards

You can find the preferred first name policy and the submission form on the Office of the Registrar website.

If you have any questions about this new preferred first name, please visit the website above, or reach out to the Office the Registrar, at